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adolescence

noun [U] uk   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
Translations of “adolescence”
in Korean 청소년기…
in Arabic فَترة المُراهَقة…
in Portuguese adolescência…
in Catalan adolescència…
in Japanese 思春期, 青年期…
in Italian adolescenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 青春期, 青春…
in Russian юность…
in Turkish gençlik, buluğ çağı, ergenlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 青春期, 青春…
in Polish okres dojrzewania…
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