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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wean /ˈwin/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 wean /ˈwɪn/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wean v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weaned p. pr. & vb. n. Weaning.]
 1. To accustom and reconcile, as a child or other young animal, to a want or deprivation of mother's milk; to take from the breast or udder; to cause to cease to depend on the mother nourishment.
    And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.   --Gen. xxi. 8.
 2. Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of desire; to reconcile to the want or loss of anything.  Wean them from themselves.”
    The troubles of age were intended . . . to wean us gradually from our fondness of life.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wean, n. A weanling; a young child.
    I, being but a yearling wean.   --Mrs. Browning.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: gradually deprive (infants) of mother's milk; "she weaned
           her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on
           powdered milk" [syn: ablactate]
      2: detach the affections of

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Among the Hebrews children (whom it was customary for the
    mothers to nurse, Ex. 2:7-9; 1 Sam. 1:23; Cant. 8:1) were not
    generally weaned till they were three or four years old.