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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.]
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|Noun||1.||adulthood - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed|
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
teens - the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
drinking age - the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages
voting age - the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
|2.||adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity|
manhood - the state of being a man; manly qualities
parentage, parenthood - the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"
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noun maturity, manhood or womanhood, majority, completion, fullness, maturation, full bloom, ripeness, full growth, matureness Few people maintain friendships into adulthood.
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adulthood[ˈædʌlthʊd] n → âge m adulte
to survive into adulthood → vivre jusqu'à l'âge adulteadult literacy
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adulthoodn edad adulta
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