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 (ə-dŭlt′, ăd′ŭlt)
1. One who has attained maturity or legal age.
2. Biology A fully grown, mature organism.
1. Fully developed and mature.
2. Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education.
3. Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic: adult movies.

[From Latin adultus, past participle of adolēscere, to grow up; see adolescent.]

a·dult′hood′ n.
a·dult′ness n.


(əˈdʌltnəs; ˈædʌltnəs)
the state or quality of being an adult; an impression of maturity
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Justice Kennedy continually presses that the Lawrence claimants are consenting adults, and that their consenting adultness portends any legal interferences as morally motivated, and not motivated to prevent harm.