Infancy vs Babify - What's the difference?

infancy | babify |


As a noun infancy

is the earliest period of childhood (crawling rather than walking).

As a verb babify is

to encourage another to behave like a baby; to keep another in a state of infancy.

infancy

English

Noun

(infancies)
  • The earliest period of childhood (crawling rather than walking).
  • The state of being an infant.
  • An early stage in the development of, eg, some technology.
  • (label) The state of being a minor.
  • babify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To encourage another to behave like a baby; to keep another in a state of infancy.
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2000 , author=David Kowalewski , title= Deep Power: The Political Ecology of Wilderness and Civilization , isbn=1560727691 , page=21 , passage=Civilizational elites infantilize nonelites to keep them powerless. By letting elites babify us, we lose power.}}
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2006 , author=Mary-Elaine Jacobsen , title=The Brat Stops Here!: 5 Weeks (or Less) to No More Tantrums, Arguing, Or Bad Behavior , chapter=3 , isbn=0312342799 , page=61 , passage=If you continue to indulge you child, babify him, or take away the consequences for her irresponsible behavior, you can rest assured that in the long run you will not produce a respectful, dependable adult.}}