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English definition of “wean sb off sth”

wean sb off sth

(US also wean sb from sth) phrasal verb with wean     /wiːn/ verb [T]
to make someone gradually stop using something that is bad for them: It's difficult to wean an addict off cocaine once they're hooked . The whole scheme is intended to wean people off welfare dependency .Causing something to endComing to an endAddictionDrug addictionDrugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
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