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preadolescent

[pree-ad-l-es-uh nt]
adjective
  1. of or relating to preadolescence or a preadolescent.
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noun
  1. a person who is in the preadolescent years.
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Origin of preadolescent

First recorded in 1905–10; pre- + adolescent
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British Dictionary definitions for preadolescent

preadolescent

noun
  1. a person who has not yet reached adolescence
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the period before adolescence
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