\\-ənsē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: Middle English adolescencie, from Latin adolescentia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Adolescency — Ad o*les cen*cy, n. The quality of being adolescent; youthfulness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adolescency — ad·o·les·cen·cy …   English syllables

  • adolescence — n. Youth, juvenility, minority, juniority, nonage, teens, springtime of life, dayspring of life, adolescency, growing, growing time, period of growth, growing up, prime of life, flower of life, bloom of life …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • adolescence — /ædəˈlɛsəns / (say aduh lesuhns) noun 1. the transition period between puberty and adult stages of development; youth. 2. the quality or state of being adolescent; youthfulness. Also, adolescency …   Australian-English dictionary

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