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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : freed of dependence on something especially (for mammals)
            mother's milk; "the just-weaned calf bawled for its
            mother" [ant: unweaned]