pubescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pubescent, from Latin pubescens (to become hairy, downy, or an adult)

Adjective[edit]

pubescent (comparative more pubescent, superlative most pubescent)

  1. At or just after the age of puberty.
    • 2008, Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xi
      [] the pubescent male brain isn't noted for its consistent engagement with reality{ {...}}
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 6 August 2020:
      The 18-year-old [Justin] Bieber can’t quite pull off the “adult” thing just yet: His voice may have dropped a bit since the days of “Baby,” but it still mostly registers as “angelic,” and veers toward a pubescent whine at times.
  2. (botany, zoology) Covered with down or fine hairs.

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Noun[edit]

pubescent (plural pubescents)

  1. An individual who is going through puberty.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

pubescent (feminine singular pubescente, masculine plural pubescents, feminine plural pubescentes)

  1. pubescent

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pūbēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of pūbēscō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pubescent

Adjective[edit]

pubescent m or n (feminine singular pubescentă, masculine plural pubescenți, feminine and neuter plural pubescente)

  1. pubescent

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