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adolescencenoun [U]

uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.əns/  us   /ˌæd.əˈles.əns/
the ​period of ​time in a person's ​life when they are ​developing into an ​adult: She had a ​troubled adolescence. yet another ​novel about the joys and ​sorrows of adolescence
(Definition of adolescence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adolescence”
in Arabic فَترة المُراهَقة…
in Korean 청소년기…
in Portuguese adolescência…
in Catalan adolescència…
in Japanese 思春期, 青年期…
in Chinese (Simplified) 青春期, 青春…
in Turkish gençlik, buluğ çağı, ergenlik…
in Russian юность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 青春期, 青春…
in Italian adolescenza…
in Polish okres dojrzewania…
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