senesce

intransitive verb

se·​nesce
sə̇ˈnes
-ed/-ing/-s
: to grow old : wither
growing and senescing leavesJ. J. Kennedy

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Jun. 2024.

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