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octogenarian

noun [C] uk   /ˌɒk.təʊ.dʒəˈneə.ri.ən/ us    /ˌɑːk.toʊ.dʒɪˈner.i-/
a person who is between 80 and 89 years old
Translations of “octogenarian”
in Spanish octogenario…
in French octogénaire…
in German der/die Achtzigjährige…
in Chinese (Traditional) 八旬老人, 80至89歲的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 八旬老人, 80至89岁的人…
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