ad·​o·​lesce | \ ¦a-də-¦les \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of adolesce

: to grow toward maturity : pass through adolescence it is a young nation, still adolescing

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First Known Use of adolesce

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adolesce

back-formation from adolescent entry 1 & adolescence

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The first known use of adolesce was in 1859

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“Adolesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adolesce. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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