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If Carell can overcome that pubescent mustache, the underlying message is, any dream is within reach.
Using a trail of clues that included Deyte’s smartwatch, leaked e-mails, and Rogers’s computer, teams of pubescent cyber-forensic investigators were tasked with determining the culprit.
Leno by his own admission was inspired by the Brits, but his adaptation has the potential to appeal to more than pubescent boys excited by rock stars almost flipping a family car.
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Origin and Etymology of pubescent
Latin pubescent-, pubescens, present participle of pubescere to reach puberty, become covered as with hair, from pubes
First Known Use: 1646See Words from the same year
PUBESCENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pubescent for English Language Learners
: beginning to physically develop into an adult : having reached puberty
Medical Definition of pubescent
1: arriving at or having reached puberty
2: of or relating to puberty
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