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Definition of adolescence:

  1. The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty- one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals.

Synonyms:

nonage, greenness, childhood, juvenescence, spring, minority, teens, developmental, girlhood, salad days, development, childish, early, babyish, boyhood, childlike.

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