senescent

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From Latin senescens, present participle of senescere (to grow old), from senere (to be old), from senex (old).

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senescent (comparative more senescent, superlative most senescent)

  1. Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.
  2. characteristic of old age

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senēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of senēscō