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pre·pu·bes·cent

 (prē′pyo͞o-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of prepuberty.
n.
A prepubescent child.
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prepubescent

(ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt)
n
a person who has not yet reached puberty
adj
not yet having reached puberty
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prepubescent - (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth
human, human being, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
immature - not yet mature
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Translations

prepubescent

[ˌpriːpjuːˈbesənt] ADJprepúber
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

prepubescent

[ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt] adjprépubère
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pre·pu·bes·cent

a. prepubescente, anterior a la pubertad.
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