pre·​wean·​ing ˌprē-ˈwē-niŋ How to pronounce preweaning (audio)
variants or pre-weaning
: existing or occurring before an animal or person has been weaned
preweaning mortality among calves
preweaned adjective
or pre-weaned
preweaned calves

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preweaning was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Preweaning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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