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verb as in detach

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Then, after weaning her last child, she wanted something more, so back to her list she turned.

Kotak has only just begun weaning herself off a cocktail of anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, and anti-anxiety medication.

In her talk on Wednesday, Clinton also took credit for weaning several other countries off of their dependence on Iranian oil.

Netanyahu may be a man of over-weaning self-confidence and almost monumental hubris, but that was the simple truth.

"It's this over-weaning sense of foreign policy that we Americans sometimes get," he said.

It affected Bud unpleasantly, just as the incessant bawling of a band of weaning calves used to do.

But to all the step is dangerous; it involves coming of age; it is even a kind of second weaning.

The young which may be destined for maturity, should be supplied with milk from the dam until weaning-time.

Weaning, where milking is not practised, ought to be set about in the end of July or beginning of August.

Providence, seeing that I wanted weaning from this place, has sent a swarm of harvest-bugs and lady-birds.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to weaning, such as: discourage, halt, remove, and unaccustom.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.