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child

noun [C]  us   /tʃɑɪld/ (plural children  /ˈtʃɪl·drən/ )
a person from the time of birth until he or she is an adult, or a son or daughter of any age: Jan has a three-year-old child and two school-age children. Now in their 60s, Jerome and Sally have two grown children (= adult sons or daughters).
childlike
adjective  us   /ˈtʃɑɪldˌlɑɪk/
childlike enthusiasm/innocence
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