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adult

noun [C] uk   /ˈæd.ʌlt/ /əˈdʌlt/ us  
A1 a person or animal that has grown to full size and strength: An adult under English law is someone over 18 years old. Adults pay an admission charge but children get in free.
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adjective uk   /ˈæd.ʌlt/ /əˈdʌlt/ us  
A2 grown to full size and strength: an adult male/elephant She spent most of her adult life in prison. typical of or suitable for adults: Let's try to be adult about this. Adult films, magazines, and books show naked people and sexual acts and are not for children.
Translations of “adult”
in Korean 성인, 다 자란 동물…
in Arabic راشِد, بالِغ…
in French adulte…
in Turkish yetişkin, erişkin kişi ya da hayvan…
in Italian adulto, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成年人, 成年動物…
in Russian взрослый…
in Polish dorosły…
in Spanish adulto, Adulto…
in Portuguese adulto, -a…
in German erwachsen…
in Catalan adult, -a…
in Japanese 大人, 成人, 成長した動物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成年人, 成年动物…
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