Meaning of “centenarian” in the English Dictionary

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"centenarian" in British English

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centenariannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsen.təˈneə.ri.ən/ us /ˌsen.t̬əˈner.i.ən/

Examples from literature

  • By avoiding murderous food, we may hope to become centenarians. 
  • His prayer was that he might live to be a centenarian. 
  • His predecessor, almost a centenarian in years, had been laid to rest a few months before. 
  • Right after him another centenarian said he had lived over a hundred years, and he ascribed it to the fact that for the last fifty years he had hardly seen a sober moment. 
  • The only safe principle is to maintain, as long as possible, the life of all—the centenarian or the embryo conceived since the sun set. 

(Definition of “centenarian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)