Definition for AD-O-LES'CENCE

AD-O-LES'CENCE, n. [L. adolescens, growing, of ad and olesco, to grow, from oleo. Heb. עלה, to ascend; Ar. عَلَا, to be high.]

The state of growing, applied to the young of the human race; youth, or the period of life between childhood and manhood.

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