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English definition of “adolescent”


adjective  /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/ us  
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.
noun [C/U]  /ˌæd·əlˈes·əns/ us  
[C] He had an unhappy adolescence.
noun [C]  /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/ us  
I teach in a middle school, because I like young adolescents.
(Definition of adolescent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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