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wean

verb [T]     /wiːn/
to cause a baby or young animal to stop feeding on its mother's milk and to start eating other food, especially solid food, instead: The studies were carried out on calves that had been weaned at five weeks of age.Parenting and caring for childrenAnimal farming - general words weaning     /ˈwiː.nɪŋ/ noun [U] A lot of mothers find early weaning from breast milk more convenient.Parenting and caring for children
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