wean from/off

phrasal verb

weaned from/off; weaning from/off; weans from/off
: 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.

Examples of wean from/off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the patients taking MDR-101, 63% were able to wean from immunosuppressants within a year, and have not taken them for at least two more. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 3 Nov. 2023 Hydrogen has been hyped for years as an energy source that could help trucking and other hard-to-decarbonize parts of the global economy wean off fossil fuels. Zachary Hansen, ajc, 19 Sep. 2023 Packed with high-quality ingredients, Everest Delta 8 Gummies provide a satisfying experience while helping users wean off their dependency on delta 8. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Nuclear power has been formative to Ukraine’s strategy to wean off energy dependence on Russia. Karina Tsui, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2022 Since the Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, member states have been trying to find ways to wean off Russian fossil fuels while securing enough energy to keep the lights on across Europe. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 30 May 2022 Natural gas accounts for around a third of Germany’s energy consumption, second only to oil — and that could grow due to pledges to wean off coal and nuclear. Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2022 Getting serious about async requires us to wean off our meeting addiction and replace them with async communication like audio, text, or video messages. Tom Medema, Quartz, 6 Apr. 2023 Scholz wants German and European defense companies to step up their efforts to supply New Delhi with modern military gear as a way to help Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government wean off its dependence on Russia in the defense sector. Michael Nienaber, Bloomberg.com, 6 June 2023 See More

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“Wean from/off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wean%20from%2Foff. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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