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Definition of "infant" []

  • A child in the earliest period of life, especially before he or she can walk. (noun)
  • Law A person under the legal age of majority; a minor. (noun)
  • Of or being in infancy. (adjective)
  • Intended for infants or young children. (adjective)
  • Newly begun or formed: an infant enterprise. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "infant" in a sentence
  • "If the infant is able to clear the virus from their body this will occur within the first 2 years of life."
  • "Assess whether the infant is a candidate for skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care) — the infant should be medically stable and not have a chest tube or intracardiac line (RA, LA)."
  • "Since you appear to believe there is no difference between the potential development of a blastocyst and the actual status of a term infant, you must also hold every sperm and ovum in the same regard."