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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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Using this information may be important in the prevalence of disordered eating among teenaged girls and the strategies in combating it.
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Previously, a teenaged boy was drowned in the canal.
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A powerful love story about both the connections that people forge, and the trauma and isolation that results when homophobic communities and family members exclude adults, teachers, and teenaged children who happen to be gay.
Larkin also called attention to the plight of aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS during a speech at the closing ceremonies of the conference, with her teenaged daughter Rakiya in tow.