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young

adjective

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being in the early stage of life, growth, or development
  • a young cat requires more food than an older one
  • a young tree that will eventually reach 50 feet tall

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young

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of young (Entry 2 of 2)

as in litter, brood

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The first known use of young was before the 12th century

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“Young.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/young. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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