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verb age pronunciation in British English /eɪdʒ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleaging
past tenseaged
past participleaged
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to look or seem older
    Her father had aged dramatically since she had last seen him.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone look or seem older
      The sun had prematurely aged him.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to become older
    As you age, your skin becomes less elastic.
    She has aged well (=still looks attractive or young).
  3. 4
    [transitive] British to calculate or guess the age of something
    It is now possible to age a tree without cutting it down.


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