1. (Scotland) A small child.
1. gradually 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
Similar word(s): ablactate
2. detach the affections of
Sentences with wean as a verb:
- The cow has weaned her calf.
- The kittens are finally weaning.
- He managed to wean himself off heroin.
- She is weaning from her addiction to tobacco.