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.


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Ad`o*les"cent, n.

A youth.


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