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gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk

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detach the affections of

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That man is to be pitied the most who cannot wean himself from gloomy reflections by actual work, or some practical pursuit.
She was Aileen's friend; and she was glad to see her rule hearts and wean the attention of men from smoking pot-pie and lemon meringue.
The first of those sorrows which are sent to wean us from the earth had visited her, and its dimming influence quenched her dearest smiles.
SCHOOL holidays are a challenging time for parents shelling out for additional childcare and the cost of occupying restless and bored weans.
Late foster sow A sow that weans her own litter and then weans piglets from other sow(s).