verb (used with object)
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Origin of wean
OTHER WORDS FROM weanwean·ed·ness [wee-nid-nis, weend-], /ˈwi nɪd nɪs, ˈwind-/, nounpost·wean·ing, adjectivepre·wean·ing, adjectiveun·weaned, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH weanwean , ween
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Example sentences from the Web for wean
It’s good that oil demand is waning as the world should be in a rush to wean itself off of fossil fuels.There’s growing consensus that oil demand won’t make a comeback|eamonbarrett|September 17, 2020|Fortune
A government push in 1970 to wean India off costly imports and manufacture cheaper medicines for its own citizens led to legal reforms that kickstarted growth of India’s generics industry.More than manufacturing: India’s homegrown COVID vaccines could transform its pharma industry|Naomi Xu Elegant|September 6, 2020|Fortune
Hyena moms nurse their cubs for around 14 months and help them get enough food even after they’re weaned.
“Since MGP whiskey is [more than] 80 percent of my revenues, it might be silly to wean myself off of that,” Perkins says.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The court postponed execution of the sentence, to give her time to recover from childbirth and to wean the new baby.In Sudan a Pregnant Woman May Be Hanged for Marrying a Christian|Nina Shea|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Direct payments came into being in 1996, originally as an effort to wean farmers off of direct government subsides altogether.
But it was Carter who first crusaded for the U.S. to wean itself off of its dependence on oil.Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President|Douglas Brinkley|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I was trying to wean him off,” Murray said to the detectives.
It was impossible to wean him from his little rules, and the world must follow his lead—or live elsewhere.Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
They are chastened to wean them from the world, and make them partakers of God's holiness.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
You have suffered yourself to be deluded by the whisperings of that feeling whose tendency was to wean your soul from Heaven.Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
His soul summoned home the true God into his joy to come; but the evil doers will, I wean, late be from torments called.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
He wished to write novels that should wean the young from the foolish romances of his day.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury