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adolescent

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌædəlˈesənt/
a young person who is between being a child and an adultYoung people
adolescent adjective
Translations of “adolescent”
in Korean 청소년…
in Arabic مُراهِق…
in Portuguese adolescente…
in Catalan adolescent…
in Japanese 青年, 若者…
in Italian adolescente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 青少年…
in Russian подросток…
in Turkish ergen, genç, buluğ çağına ermiş kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 青少年…
in Polish nastolat-ek/ka…
(Definition of adolescent from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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