aging

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • ageing (Commonwealth English)

Verb[edit]

aging

  1. Present participle of age.

Noun[edit]

aging (plural agings) (US)

  1. (intransitive) The process of becoming older or more mature.
  2. (transitive) Allowing something to become older.
    The owner asked the clerk to age some big bills that were due.
  3. (transitive) The deliberate act of making something (such as an antique) appear older than it is.
  4. (gerontology) Becoming senescent; accumulating damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time
  5. (euphemistic) Elderly person. Only as a collective plural in "the aging"

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Adjective[edit]

aging (comparative more aging, superlative most aging)

  1. Becoming elderly.
    The aging artist could no longer steadily hold the brush.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Comparative and superlative forms are rare.

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