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English definition of “adolescence”

adolescence

noun [U]     /ˌæd.əˈles.əns/
the period of time in a person's life when they are developing into an adult: She had a troubled adolescence. yet another novel about the joys and sorrows of adolescenceYoung peopleStages of life
(Definition of adolescence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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