wean from/off

Definition of wean from/off

  1. :  to make (someone or something) stop doing or using (something) efforts to wean the country from its dependence on foreign oil I'm gradually weaning myself off cigarettes.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to accustom (a young child or animal) to take food otherwise than by nursing

    :  to detach from a source of dependence

    :  to free from a usually unwholesome habit or interest

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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