preadolescent

[ pree-ad-l-es-uh nt ]
/ ˌpri æd lˈɛs ənt /

adjective

of or relating to preadolescence or a preadolescent.

noun

a person who is in the preadolescent years.

Nearby words

  1. preadamite,
  2. preadapt,
  3. preadaptation,
  4. preadmission,
  5. preadolescence,
  6. preadult,
  7. preagonal,
  8. preakness,
  9. preallotment,
  10. prealtar

Origin of preadolescent

First recorded in 1905–10; pre- + adolescent

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British Dictionary definitions for preadolescent

preadolescent

/ (ˌpriːædəˈlɛsənt) /

noun

a person who has not yet reached adolescence

adjective

of or relating to the period before adolescence
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