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  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty
    1. Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.
    • French: adolescent(fr)
    Etymology: First attested w:1482, 1482, from adolescentFrench, adolescent, from adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere, "become adult", "grow up", from ad-, to, + alescere, grow or "become nourished". The adjective first appeared in w:1785, 1785.

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