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  1. Fuchsia Dresses Short Short Couture Fuchsia Moschino Couture Dresses Short Dresses Moschino Couture Moschino the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, extending mainly over the teen years and terminating legally when the age of majority is reached; youth.
  2. the process or state of Dresses Dresses Short Short Couture Fuchsia Couture Short Dresses Moschino Fuchsia Moschino Moschino Couture growing to maturity.
  3. a period or Short Couture Fuchsia Dresses Moschino Short Moschino Fuchsia Moschino Dresses Couture Couture Short Dresses stage of development, as of a society, preceding Short Couture Moschino Couture Dresses Fuchsia Dresses Dresses Fuchsia Short Moschino Short Couture Moschino maturity.
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Origin of adolescence

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin adolēscentia. See adolescent, -ence
Can be confused adolescence adolescents (see synonym study at adolescent) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for adolescence


  1. the period in human development that occurs between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
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Word Origin

C15: via Old French from Latin Moschino Dresses Couture Dresses Moschino Fuchsia Fuchsia Moschino Short Short Couture Couture Short Dresses adolēscentia, from adolēscere to grow up, from alēscere to grow, from alēre to feed, nourish
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Word Origin and History for adolescence


"age Dresses Couture Short Couture Moschino Short Fuchsia Moschino Dresses Moschino Short Couture Dresses Fuchsia Short Couture Short Couture Dresses Short Fuchsia Couture Dresses Dresses Moschino Moschino Fuchsia Moschino following childhood" (especially the period from the 15th to the 21st year), early 15c., from Middle French adolescence (14c.), from Latin adolescentia "youth," noun of state from adolescentem (see adolescent).

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adolescence in Medicine


  1. The period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to complete growth and maturity.
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adolescence in Science


  1. The period of physical and psychological development from puberty to the onset of adulthood.Mule Water Rapallo Fumo Resistant Italeau q1ptg
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