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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
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