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adolescent

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noun ad·o·les·cent \-sənt\

Simple Definition of adolescent

  • : a young person who is developing into an adult : a young person who is going through adolescence

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adolescent

  1. :  one that is in the state of adolescence

Examples of adolescent in a sentence

  1. Their children are now adolescents.



Origin and Etymology of adolescent

French, from Latin adolescent-, adolescens, present participle of adolescere to grow up — more at adult


First Known Use: 15th century


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adolescent

adjective ad·o·les·cent

Definition of adolescent

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being in adolescence

  2. 2 :  emotionally or intellectually immature

adolescently

adverb


Examples of adolescent in a sentence

  1. <an adolescent sheepdog, who hasn't quite gotten the hang of keeping the sheep huddled together>

  2. <would hope that the college students had outgrown such adolescent behavior>



1785

First Known Use of adolescent

1785


ADOLESCENT Defined for Kids

adolescent

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noun ad·o·les·cent \ˌa-də-ˈle-sənt\

Definition of adolescent for Students

  1. :  a person who is no longer a child but not yet an adult




Medical Dictionary

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adolescent

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noun ad·o·les·cent \-ənt\

Medical Definition of adolescent

  1. :  one that is in the state of adolescence




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adolescent

adjective ad·o·les·cent

Medical Definition of adolescent

  1. :  of, relating to, or being in adolescence

adolescently

adverb




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