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English definition of “adolescence”

adolescence

noun [U] uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.əns/ us  
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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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