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INFANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infant mean? 

INFANT (noun)
  The noun INFANT has 1 sense:

1. a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk

  Familiarity information: INFANT used as a noun is very rare.


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INFANT (noun)


Sense 1infant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

babe; baby; infant

Context example:

isn't she too young to have a baby?

Hypernyms ("infant" is a kind of...):

child; kid (a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "infant"):

blue baby (an infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart)

cherub (a sweet innocent baby)

abandoned infant; foundling (a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown)

godchild (an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism)

neonate; newborn; newborn baby; newborn infant (a baby from birth to four weeks)

nurseling; nursling; suckling (an infant considered in relation to its nurse)

papoose; pappoose (an American Indian infant)

test-tube baby (a baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother's body; the woman's ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium - if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman's uterus)

war baby (conceived or born during war)


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