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Childhood



[chahyld-hoo d] /ˈtʃaɪld hʊd/

noun
1.
the state or period of being a .
2.
the early stage in the existence of something:
the childhood of the human race.
/ˈtʃaɪldhʊd/
noun
1.
the condition of being a child; the period of life before puberty
n.

“period of life from birth to puberty,” Old English cildhad; see child + -hood.

childhood child·hood (chīld’hud’)
n.
The period of life between infancy and puberty.

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