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pu·bes·cent

 (pyo͞o-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Reaching or having recently reached puberty.
2. Covered with short hairs or soft down.

[Latin pūbēscēns, pūbēscent-, present participle of pūbēscere, to reach puberty, from pūbēs, adult.]
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pubescent

(pjuːˈbɛsənt)
adj
1. (Physiology) arriving or having arrived at puberty
2. (Biology) (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down
[C17: from Latin pūbēscere to reach manhood, from pūber adult]
puˈbescence n
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pu•bes•cent

(pyuˈbɛs ənt)

adj.
1. arriving or arrived at puberty.
2. Bot., Zool. covered with down or fine short hairs.
[1640–50; < Latin pūbēscent- (s. of pūbēscēns), present participle of pūbēscere to attain puberty, become hairy or downy. See pubes1, -escent]
pu•bes′cence, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pubescent - (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature; "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"
immature - not yet mature
2.pubescent - covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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Translations

pubescent

[pjuːˈbesənt]
A. ADJpubescente
B. Npubescente mf
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pubescent

[pjuːˈbɛsənt] (formal) adjpubère
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pubescent

adjpubertierend
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pubescent

[pjuːˈbɛsənt] adj (girl, boy) → pubere, nell'età puberale; (age) → puberale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pubescent

adj pubescente
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References in periodicals archive ?
Pearce's Pups face Adrion's Adolescents (Germany), Pot's Piglets (Holland), Luzon's Lads (Israel), Mangia's Minors (Italy), Skullerud's Striplings (Norway), Pisarev's Pubescents (Russia) and, er, Lopetegui's Little Darlings (Spain).
Here she is at Radio 1''s Teen Awards on Sunday, wowing a lot of over-excited pubescents, and looking super-cute but in a somehow less-than-nauseating way (always a relief, especially if Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber are in the vicinity).
Cheryl's a pin-up girl for pubescents; Ashley a poster-boy for petulance - that they've stuck together this long almost entitles them to a matrimonial testimonial.