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se·nes·cent

 (sĭ-nĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Growing old; aging.
2. No longer dividing. Used of a cell.

[Latin senēscēns, senēscent-, present participle of senēscere, to grow old, inchoative of senēre, to be old, from senex, sen-, old; see sen- in Indo-European roots.]

se·nes′cence n.

senescent

(sɪˈnɛsənt)
adj
1. growing old
2. characteristic of old age
[C17: from Latin senēscere to grow old, from senex old]
seˈnescence n

se•nes•cent

(sɪˈnɛs ənt)

adj.
growing old; aging.
[1650–60; < Latin senēscent-, s. of senēscēns, present participle of senēscere to grow old, derivative of senex, s. sen- old; see -escent]
se•nes′cence, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.senescent - growing oldsenescent - 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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senescent

adj (form)alternd
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He gave way in turn to Justice Shallow, cackling senescently about the chimes of midnight and the tales he might have told of a laddish youth.