What is the noun for infancy?

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  1. The earliest period of childhood (crawling rather than walking).
  2. The state of being an infant.
  3. An early stage in the development of, eg, some technology.
  4. (law) The state of being a minor.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “The thymus is a primary lymphoid organ in infancy and early childhood.”
      “The infancy of printing.”
      “From earliest infancy children differ in irritability and quickness of temper.”
  1. A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention.
  2. (law) A minor.
  3. (obsolete) A noble or aristocratic youth.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “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.”
  1. The murder of an infant.
  2. The murder of a child by a parent; filicide.
  3. The murderer of a child: a person who has committed infanticide.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “Acquittal rates were high and infanticide was the only form of homicide for which women might be reprieved or pardoned.”
      “It is opposed by an anti-life mentality as is seen in contraception, abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.”
      “Some of these issues include infanticide, child abuse, incest, forced marriage, marital rape, classism, ableism, and sexism.”
  1. The irrational fear of infants, pregnancy, or maternalism.
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  1. The act of supervising and taking care of infants.
  1. The act or process of infantilizing, or treating a non-infant as an infant
  2. Examples:
    1. “Like the infantilization of the foreigner, the passive, feminized Asian male is a stereotype.”
      “Halloween, for me, is the gaudiest example of the infantilization of American culture.”
      “This denigration can take the form of devaluating the characters' intelligence through infantilization.”
  1. An emotional dependency on being treated as an infant.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “It returned the club experience, and dancing in particular, to infancy, in fact infantilism.”
      “There is a kind of infantilism about the booze and football culture of urban Scotland, and an inability to cope with complicated issues.”
      “It's an example of infantilism, a regressive desire for boundarylessness, a plea for a love object that never disappoints.”
  1. (chiefly Britain) Alternative spelling of infantilization
  1. clothing designed for infants
  1. clothing designed for infants
  2. Examples:
    1. “Textiles of menswear, womenswear, infantswear, sportswear and underwear will be on show, and internal design will also be introduced.”
  1. (sexuality) One who is subject to infantilism.
  1. (pejorative) A person who infantilizes others.
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  1. (rare) Someone with an irrational fear of infants.
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  1. (nonstandard, rare) One who commits infanticide
  1. quality of being infantile
  2. Examples:
    1. “Civilized infantility refers to the fact that the adults in this society act like infants socially in the goals of their relationships.”
      “You will find primitive people, especially, very much bound to their infantility.”
  1. quality of being infantile
  1. Obsolete form of infant.
  1. plural of infantilization
  1. plural of infanticider
  1. plural of infantilist
  1. plural of infantility
  1. plural of infaunt
  1. plural of infant
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  3. Examples:
    1. “As it happens, these neurons are also very sensitive to the acoustic boundaries between speech sounds, as are monkeys and human infants.”
      “Then, after a bit, rare side-effects are acknowledged in weaklings, infants and women.”
      “What induces perpetrators from all walks of life to sexually abuse young children, even infants, often with appalling violence?”
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