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adolescent

noun [C] uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/ us  
C2 a young person who is developing into an adult
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adolescent

adjective uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/ us  
being or relating to an adolescent: an adolescent boy adolescent concerns/traumas/problems used to describe an adult or an adult's behaviour that is silly and like a child's: adolescent humour/behaviour
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Translations of “adolescent”
in Korean 청소년…
in Arabic مُراهِق…
in French adolescent…
in Turkish ergen, genç, buluğ çağına ermiş kişi…
in Italian adolescente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 青少年…
in Russian подросток…
in Polish nastolat-ek/ka…
in Spanish adolescente…
in Portuguese adolescente…
in German jugendlich…
in Catalan adolescent…
in Japanese 青年, 若者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 青少年…
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