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English definition of “pubescent”

pubescent

adjective uk   /pjuːˈbes.ənt/ us  
describes someone who is at the stage in life when they are developing from a child into an adult and becoming able to have children: pubescent girls/boysProcesses and stages connected with sexual reproductionDescribing people who are young
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