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[noun mid-lahyf; adjective mid-lahyf] /noun ˈmɪdˈlaɪf; adjective ˈmɪdˌlaɪf/


also mid-life, 1837, from mid + life. Midlife crisis attested from 1965.

midlife mid·life (mĭd’līf’)
See middle age. adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of middle age.


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