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1infant

noun in·fant \ˈin-fənt\

: a very young child

Full Definition of INFANT

1
:  a child in the first period of life
2
:  a person who is not of full age :  minor

Examples of INFANT

  1. a study of health problems that can affect young infants
  2. He showed us a picture of his infant daughter.

Origin of INFANT

Middle English enfaunt, from Anglo-French enfant, from Latin infant-, infans, from infant-, infans, adjective, incapable of speech, young, from in- + fant-, fans, present participle of fari to speak — more at ban
First Known Use: 14th century

2infant

adjective

: made or suitable for babies

: of, relating to, or for children between the ages of about four and seven

: very new and still developing

Full Definition of INFANT

1
:  intended for young children
2
:  being in an early stage of development
3
:  of, relating to, or being in infancy

Examples of INFANT

  1. She is an infant teacher.

First Known Use of INFANT

circa 1586

infant

noun in·fant \ˈin-fənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INFANT

1
a :  a child in the first year of life :  baby b :  a child several years of age
2
:  a person who is not of full age :  minor
infant adjective

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