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ag·ing

 (ā′jĭng)
n.
1. The process of growing old or maturing.
2. An artificial process for imparting the characteristics and properties of age.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aging - acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some timeaging - acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
mellowing - the process of becoming mellow
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.aging - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing ageaging - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
catabiosis - normal aging of cells
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Adj.1.aging - growing oldaging - growing old        
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
Translations
ikääntyminenikääntyvävanheneminenvanheneva
노화

ag(e)ing

adj personalternd attr; animal, thing, populationälter werdend attr; the aging processdas Altern
nAltern nt

ag·ing

[MIM*502000]
n. envejecimiento.

aging

n envejecimiento
References in classic literature ?
King Uriens was there, a kind-faced old man with a subdued look; and also the son, Sir Uwaine le Blanchemains, in whom I was, of course, interested on account of the tradition that he had once done battle with thirty knights, and also on account of his trip with Sir Gawaine and Sir Marhaus, which Sandy had been aging me with.
Often, on returning home from one of those mysterious and prolonged absences that gave rise to such strange conjecture among those who were his friends, or thought that they were so, he himself would creep upstairs to the locked room, open the door with the key that never left him now, and stand, with a mirror, in front of the portrait that Basil Hallward had painted of him, looking now at the evil and aging face on the canvas, and now at the fair young face that laughed back at him from the polished glass.
From this Hanson knew that a man eater had wandered into the district or been developed by the aging of one of the many lions who ranged the plains and hills by night, or lay up in the cool wood by day.
But he hardened his heart and waited, the lines deepening, the mouth and eyes growing sterner and firmer, and the face aging with the hours.
Dorian Gray, the everlasting dandy of Oscar Wilde's novel, halted aging.
Through this discourse, they learn what men think about their own aging processes.
Threfore, the highest risk moves toward younger and younger age cohorts over time, counteracting the aging of the entire infected population and thereby matching the observed stability in ages at death.
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As our bodies age, our ability to defend against environmental insults diminishes, and exposures can accelerate the aging process and trigger or exacerbate disease.
Alabama Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Inc.
On the downside, rates of depression, alcohol and other drug abuse, and suicide, all germinal ingredients of crisis, are high for aging Americans.
For example, while she accepts some of the emphasis Peter Laslett placed on twentieth-century demographic change, she finds that old age became viewed as a social problem well before the demographic aging of the English population.