intransitive verb se·nesce \sə̇ˈnes\

Definition of senesce


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

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Origin and Etymology of senesce

Latin senescere, inchoative of senēre to be old, from sen-, senex old, old man — more at senior

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