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adult

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈædʌlt, əˈdʌlt/
A1 a person or animal that has finished growing and is not now a childKinds of menMen and womenKinds of womenMen and women
Translations of “adult”
in Korean 성인, 다 자란 동물…
in Arabic راشِد, بالِغ…
in Portuguese adulto, -a…
in Catalan adult, -a…
in Japanese 大人, 成人, 成長した動物…
in Italian adulto, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成年人, 成年動物…
in Russian взрослый…
in Turkish yetişkin, erişkin kişi ya da hayvan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成年人, 成年动物…
in Polish dorosły…
(Definition of adult noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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