preadult

adjective
pre·​adult | \ ˌprē-ə-ˈdəlt How to pronounce preadult (audio) , -ˈa-ˌdəlt \

Definition of preadult

: preceding adulthood preadult years/experiences : not yet having reached adulthood or the adult stage of development preadult students preadult larvae

Other Words from preadult

preadult or pre-adult noun, plural preadults or pre-adults
… referring to adults behaving and living as if they are preadults. — David Pitt
preadulthood \ ˌprē-​ə-​ˈdəlt-​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce preadult (audio) \ or pre-adulthood noun

First Known Use of preadult

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preadult was in 1899

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“Preadult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preadult. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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preadult

adjective
pre·​adult | \ -ə-ˈdəlt, -ˈad-ˌəlt How to pronounce preadult (audio) \

Medical Definition of preadult

: occurring or existing prior to adulthood

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