se·​nesce | \ sə̇ˈnes \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of senesce

: to grow old : wither growing and senescing leaves— J. J. Kennedy

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History and Etymology for senesce

Latin senescere, inchoative of senēre to be old, from sen-, senex old, old man

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“Senesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senesce. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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