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adolescence


adolescence

noun ad·o·les·cence \ˌad-əl-ˈes-ən(t)s\

Definition of ADOLESCENCE

1
:  the state or process of growing up
2
:  the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority
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