Pronunciation: (in'funt),[key] —n. 1. a child during the earliest period of its life, esp. before he or she can walk; baby.
2. Law.a person who is not of full age, esp. one who has not reached the age of 18 years; a minor.
3. a beginner, as in experience or learning; novice: The new candidate is a political infant. 4. anything in the first stage of existence or progress.
—adj. 1. of or pertaining to infants or infancy: infant years. 2. being in infancy: an infant king. 3. being in the earliest stage: an infant industry. 4. of or pertaining to the legal state of infancy; minor.