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n. Chiefly British
Variant of aging.
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1. the process of growing old or developing the appearance and characteristics of old age
2. (Metallurgy) the change of properties that occurs in some metals after heat treatment or cold working
3. becoming or appearing older or elderly: an ageing car.
4. giving or creating the appearance of age or elderliness: that dress is really ageing on her.
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|Noun||1.||ageing - acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time|
mellowing - the process of becoming mellow
|2.||ageing - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age|
catabiosis - normal aging of cells
|Adj.||1.||ageing - 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?"
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adj [mother, father] → vieillissant(e); [population, workforce] → vieillissant(e); [car] → vieillissant(e), en fin de parcours; [aircraft, ship, machine] → vieillissant(e), obsolescent(e)
n → vieillissement m
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