[ad-l-es-uh nt] /ˌæd lˈɛs ənt/
growing to manhood or womanhood; youthful.
having the characteristics of or of an adolescent.
an adolescent person.
of or relating to adolescence
(informal) behaving in an immature way; puerile
an adolescent person
mid-15c., “youth, young man,” from Middle French adolescent (15c.) or directly from Latin adolescentem (nominative adolescens) “growing, near maturity, youthful,” present participle of adolescere “grow up, come to maturity, ripen,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + alescere “be nourished,” hence, “increase, grow up,” inchoative of alere “to nourish” (see old). Adolesce was a back-formed verb used early 20c. by H.G. Wells, G.B. Shaw, Louis MacNeice, but it seems not to have taken.
1785, from Latin adolescentem (nominative adolescens) “growing, near maturity, youthful,” present participle of adolescere “grow up, come to maturity, ripen” (see adolescent (n.)).
adolescent ad·o·les·cent (ād’l-ěs’ənt)
Of, relating to, or undergoing adolescence. n.
A young person who has undergone puberty but who has not reached full maturity; a teenager.
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postadrenalectomy syndrome post·ad·re·nal·ec·to·my syndrome (pōst’ə-drē’nə-lěk’tə-mē) n. See Nelson syndrome.
[poh-stij] /ˈpoʊ stɪdʒ/ noun 1. the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps. /ˈpəʊstɪdʒ/ noun 1. n. 1580s, “sending of mail by post;” 1650s as “cost of sending something by mail,” from post (n.3) + -age. Postage stamp is attested […]
noun 1. a stamp that is affixed to mail at a post office when prepayment of postage is insufficient, to indicate the amount that must be collected from the addressee. noun 1. a stamp affixed by a Post Office to a letter, parcel, etc, indicating that insufficient or no postage has been prepaid and showing […]
noun 1. an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark. noun 1. (mainly US & Canadian) a postal franking machine Also called postal meter