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adolescent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adolescent  \Ad`o*les"cent\  ([a^]d`[-o]*l[e^]s"sent),  a.  [L. 
  adolescens  p.  pr  of  adolescere  to  grow  up  to  ad  +  the 
  inchoative  olescere  to  grow:  cf  F.  adolescent.  See  {Adult}.] 
  Growing;  advancing  from  childhood  to  maturity. 
 
  Schools,  unless  discipline  were  doubly  strong,  Detain 
  their  adolescent  charge  too  long.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adolescent  \Ad`o*les"cent\,  n. 
  A  youth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adolescent 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  peculiar  to  or  suggestive  of  an  adolescent; 
  "adolescent  problems" 
  2:  being  of  the  age  13  through  19;  "teenage  mothers";  "the  teen 
  years"  [syn:  {teen},  {teenage},  {teenaged}] 
  3:  displaying  or  suggesting  a  lack  of  maturity;  "adolescent 
  insecurity";  "jejune  responses  to  our  problems";  "their 
  behavior  was  juvenile";  "puerile  jokes"  [syn:  {jejune},  {juvenile}, 
  {puerile}] 
  4:  in  the  state  of  development  between  puberty  and  maturity; 
  "adolescent  boys  and  girls" 
  n  :  a  juvenile  between  the  onset  of  puberty  and  maturity  [syn:  {stripling}, 
  {teenager}] 




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