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Infant vs. Neonate

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Infantnoun

A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention.

Neonatenoun

A newborn infant; recently born baby.

Infantnoun

(legal) A minor.

Neonatenoun

A newborn child, especially one less than one month old.

Infantnoun

(obsolete) A noble or aristocratic youth.

Neonatenoun

a baby from birth to four weeks

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Infantverb

(obsolete) To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general.

Infantnoun

A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.

‘And tender cries of infants pierce the ear.’;

Infantnoun

A person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor.

Infantnoun

Same as Infante.

Infantadjective

Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength.

Infantadjective

Intended for young children; as, an infant school.

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Infantverb

To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general.

‘This worthy motto, "No bishop, no king," is . . . infanted out of the same fears.’;

Infantnoun

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

‘isn't she too young to have a baby?’;

Infant

An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning 'unable to speak' or 'speechless') is the more formal or specialised synonym for the common term baby, meaning the very young offspring of human beings. The term may also be used to refer to juveniles of other organisms.

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