Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Adolescent (Page: 24)

Ad`o*les"cent (#), a. [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.] Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity.

Schools, unless discipline were doubly strong, Detain their adolescent charge too long. Cowper.

Adolescent (Page: 24)

Ad`o*les"cent, n. A youth.