or age·ing

[ ey-jing ]
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  1. the process of becoming old or older: The aging of the population has had an effect on state revenues.

  2. the process of bringing a product, material, etc., to maturity or a state fit for use: the proper aging of cheese in controlled conditions of temperature and humidity.

  1. the process of making something seem older than it is: The leather tabletop is a recent replacement with deliberate aging and antiquing.

  1. becoming old or older; showing signs of growing old: Many of us are caring for an aging parent in declining health.

  2. giving the appearance of being old or older: They used aging makeup on some of the actors instead of recasting the roles.

Origin of aging

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; age + -ing1 for the noun; age + -ing2 for the adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023