- 1A very young child or baby.More example sentences
- Children consistently rated girls better caregivers for infants, young kids and the elderly.
- Very young children and newborn infants require a lower dose than older children.
- Shaken baby syndrome occurs most frequently in infants younger than six months old, yet can occur up to the age of three.
- 1.1 [as modifier] Denoting something in an early stage of its development: the infant science of bioelectrical medicineMore example sentences
- From the early infant stage, children with autism are likely to be developmentally delayed.
- Although the Texans' roster is only in its infant stages of development, the staff has had plenty to do besides scouting.
- As raw as the theatrical chops may have been at this infant stage, the underlying talent is unquestionably in place.
- 1.2 Law A person who has not attained legal majority.More example sentences
- In the result the benefit of the lease was assigned by decree to the infant and the trustee, subject to indemnity, made to account for profits.
- I would ask the Court to note that the plaintiff is an infant.
- It may look different if the person being detained is an infant utterly incapable of fleeing the jurisdiction or giving trouble.
late Middle English: from Old French enfant, from Latin infant- 'unable to speak', from in- 'not' + fant- 'speaking' (from the verb fari).