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English definition of “adolescent”

adolescent

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

adolescent

adjective uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/ us  
being or relating to an adolescent: an adolescent boy adolescent concerns/traumas/problems describes an adult or an adult's behaviour that is silly and like a child's: adolescent humour/behaviour
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