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1A very young child or baby.
baby, newborn, young child, little child, little onebairn, weantot, tiny tot, tiny, sprogbabe, babe in armsneonateView synonyms
- ‘But, we haven't found a way to take care of our elderly, our poor, young children and infants.’
- ‘Extended families help in caring for infants and young children.’
- ‘Viral infection is the cause of fever in most infants and young children.’
- ‘This is a very practical course that explores the value of play in the lives of infants, toddlers and young children.’
- ‘The Rules of the Road clearly states that infants or young children should never be left unattended in a car.’
- ‘For children, the ranges are similar, except infants and young children should get slightly more fat.’
- ‘In infants and young children, the tube is wider, straighter and shorter than in adults.’
- ‘Our member companies are committed to the health and wellbeing of infants and young children.’
- ‘The disease is much more serious in children, especially infants younger than 6 months of age.’
- ‘Young children, infants and fetuses are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning.’
- ‘Shaken baby syndrome occurs most frequently in infants younger than six months old, yet can occur up to the age of three.’
- ‘Several delivery devices are available for infants and young children.’
- ‘In infants and very young children, pertussis can be deadly, so call your child's doctor right away.’
- ‘Children consistently rated girls better caregivers for infants, young kids and the elderly.’
- ‘Most patients who failed to endure were younger children or infants.’
- ‘When we made the decision to adopt, we decided to seek a child from China because we were assured we could adopt a young and healthy infant there.’
- ‘Very young children and newborn infants require a lower dose than older children.’
- ‘There is no consensus, however, on when and how to treat infants and young children with symptoms of asthma.’
- ‘The brains of infants and very young children are capable of storing fragmented memories, however.’
- ‘Keep infants and young children away from newly mown grass.’
- 1.1[as modifier]Denoting something in an early stage of its development.‘the infant science of bioelectrical medicine’
developing, emergent, emerging, dawning, embryonic, nascent, new, fledgling, budding, burgeoning, growing, up-and-comingView synonyms
- ‘Clearly, Ohio is not in an infant stage as far as hockey goes.’
- ‘Running a party now, without electoral commission funding or time to establish a brand would simply kill any infant party before it had any time to grow.’
- ‘Although the Texans' roster is only in its infant stages of development, the staff has had plenty to do besides scouting.’
- ‘They caution that brain fingerprinting is in its infant stage and may never result in a reliable polygraph.’
- ‘As raw as the theatrical chops may have been at this infant stage, the underlying talent is unquestionably in place.’
- ‘It's a program still in its infant stage, and change is inevitable.’
- ‘One thing the Malians have in mind is help in developing their infant tourist industry.’
- ‘OOL is an infant science, and it seems to me that progress is being made.’
- ‘The first step to bring the web beyond its infant stage is to understand where we are at and what tools we have at our disposal.’
- ‘Governments provided public goods and promoted infant industries.’
- ‘If we do all this, we have truly begun to develop the infant medium.’
- ‘Again, we utilized a portion of the 800 system back then - it was in its infant stages in implementation.’
- ‘How do you judge an infant company endeavoring to develop its business abroad?’
- ‘From the early infant stage, children with autism are likely to be developmentally delayed.’
- ‘Jeeps and lorries trundled down asphalt roads and the safari package tour was in its infant stages.’
- ‘I think we are at the very infant stages of this debate, even though 18 months is perhaps not a very long time in the media.’
- 1.2Law A person who has not attained legal majority.
- ‘I would ask the Court to note that the plaintiff is an infant.’
- ‘If the third party is an infant or is mentally disordered, this lack of rational capacity may be regarded as sufficient to discount the third party's act in causal terms.’
- ‘It may look different if the person being detained is an infant utterly incapable of fleeing the jurisdiction or giving trouble.’
- ‘The child was therefore an infant when his mother married, and only knew his step-father for a period of 7 months.’
- ‘In the result the benefit of the lease was assigned by decree to the infant and the trustee, subject to indemnity, made to account for profits.’
Late Middle English: from Old French enfant, from Latin infant- unable to speak from in- not + fant- speaking (from the verb fari).
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