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wean

 [wēn]
1. to discontinue breastfeeding and substitute other feeding habits.
2. to discontinue bottle feeding and substitute feeding by a cup or some other means.
3. in respiratory therapy, to gradually decrease dependence on assisted ventilation until the patient is able to breathe spontaneously. See also ventilator.

wean

(wēn),
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]

wean

(wēn) to discontinue breast feeding and substitute other feeding habits.

wean

(wēn)
tr.v. weaned, weaning, weans
To accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling.

wean

Etymology: AS, wenian, to accustom
1 to induce a child to give up breastfeeding and accept other food in place of breast milk. Many children are ready for weaning during the second half of the first year; some wean themselves.
2 to withdraw a person from something on which he or she is dependent.
3 to remove a patient gradually from dependency on mechanical ventilation.

wean

Old English, to accustom verb Critical care To transition a Pt from dependence on mechanical ventilation–MV to spontaneous auto-regulated breathing. See Pulmonary function tests, V/Q ratio PediatricsTo transition an infant from dependence on maternal–ie, breast milk to milk from other sources or other forms of sustenance.

wean

(wēn)
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]

wean

to discontinue suckling by the dam and substitute other feeding procedures which may include the provision of milk substitutes or replacers.
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Because by the time that the mammoth died, its isotopic proportions were near adult values, Rountrey and his colleagues suggest that mammoths took at least 6 years to fully wean their young.
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