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EtymologyEdit

French adulte, Latin adultus (grown up), perfect passive participle of adolescō (I grow up). Compare adolescent.

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adult (plural adults)

  1. A fully grown human or animal.
  2. A person who has reached the legal age of majority, generally 18 years of age.

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adult (comparative more adult, superlative most adult)

  1. Fully grown.
    an adult human, animal, or plant
  2. Intended for or restricted to adults rather than children.
    adult clothes
  3. Containing material of an explicit sexual nature; designating pornography.
    adult content
    an adult movie

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adult (third-person singular simple present adults, present participle adulting, simple past and past participle adulted) (transitive)

  1. (nonstandard, rare) To (cause to) be or become an adult.
    • 1974, Occasional Papers (Syracuse University), issues 42-46, page 5:
      Womanhood was achieved at twenty-one, when the female was "adulted"; manhood was fully achieved at twenty-five, []
    • 2013, Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
    • 2013, Ewa Rewers, The Contradictions of Urban Art (ISBN 364390374X), page 84:
      The process of adulting children, []
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:adult.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin adultus.

AdjectiveEdit

adult (feminine adulta, masculine plural adults, feminine plural adultes)

  1. adult (fully grown)

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NounEdit

adult m (plural adults, feminine adulta)

  1. adult (fully grown person)

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adult (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) adult

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French adulte, Latin adultus. See above.

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adult m, n (feminine singular adultă, masculine plural adulți, feminine and neuter plural adulte)

  1. adult

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NounEdit

adult m (plural adulți, feminine equivalent adultă)

  1. adult

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