- verbgradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk-
she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk-
The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle• Syn: ↑wean• Hypernyms: ↑deprive• Entailment:• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s somebody
* * *—ablactation, n./ab lak"tayt/, v.t., ablactated, ablactating.to wean.[ < LL ablactatus weaned (ptp. of ablactare), equiv. to ab- AB- + lact- (s. of lac) milk + -atus -ATE1]
* * *† ablactate, v. Obs. rare—0.(æbˈlækteɪt)[f. L. ablactāt- ppl. stem of ablactā-re to wean; f. ab off + lactāre to suckle; f. lac, lact-, milk.]‘To wean from the breast.’ J.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.