HyperDic: adolescence

English > 2 senses of the word adolescence:
NOUNtimeadolescencethe time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
stateadolescencein the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
adolescence > pronunciation
Soundsae.dahleh'sahns; ae.dowleh'sahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > adolescence: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood.
Part ofyouthThe time of life between childhood and maturity
Partsgenital stage, genital phase(psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence
puberty, pubescenceThe time of life when sex glands become functional
Broadertime of lifeA period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
Spanishadolescencia
Catalanadolescència
Adjectivesadolescentrelating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
adolescentin the state of development between puberty and maturity
adolescentbeing of the age 13 through 19
Verbsadolescebecome adolescent
English > adolescence: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningIn the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood.
Broaderimmaturity, immaturenessnot having reached maturity
Spanishadolescencia
Catalanadolescència
Adjectivesadolescentrelating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
Verbsadolescebecome adolescent

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