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English definition of “adolescent”

adolescent

adjective    /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/
between the ages of a child and an adult: The two adolescent boys made their mother very tired. If you describe an adult as adolescent, you mean that the person is behaving in a silly way. adolescence    /ˌæd·əlˈes·əns/ noun [C/U] [C] He had an unhappy adolescence. adolescent    /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/ noun [C] I teach in a middle school, because I like young adolescents.
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