senesce

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin senēscere (to grow old).

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  • IPA(key): /səˈnɛs/
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senesce (third-person singular simple present senesces, present participle senescing, simple past and past participle senesced)

  1. To grow older; to reach maturity.
    All living organisms senesce.
    • 2012, Crews, Douglas E.; Ice, Gillian H., “Aging, Senescence, and Human Variation”, in Sara Stinson; Barry Bogin; Dennis H. O'Rourke, editors, Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective[1], 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
      After spawning, salmon rapidly senesce and die due to systemic endocrine alterations.

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VerbEdit

senēsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of senēscō