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Dictionary definition for: Adolescent

1. (n) a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

2. (a) relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems"

3. (s) being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers" "the teen years"

4. (s) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity" "jejune responses to our problems" "their behavior was juvenile" "puerile jokes"

5. (s) in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls"

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