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wean

Pronunciation: /wiːn/

Translation of wean in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [child/young] destetar delegates weaned on confrontation politics delegados formados en una política de confrontación children weaned on large doses of TV niños que se han criado mirando muchísima televisiónto wean sb off/away from sth we weaned him off drugs conseguimos que dejara las drogas, conseguimos desengancharle de las drogas (Spain/España) she succeeded in weaning him away from the roulette table logró que dejara de jugar a la ruleta
    Example sentences
    • A breast-feeding mother will wean her infant before returning to work.
    • There were seventeen children in all, one a very young infant not even weaned from his mother's milk, yet.
    • Sperm whale mothers wean their calves on pieces of squid.

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