adolescent - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˌædəˈles(ə)nt/
singularadolescent
pluraladolescents
  1. a boy or girl who is changing into a young man or woman. The physical changes that take place at this time are known as puberty. An adolescent between the ages of 13 and 19 is called a teenager

    Adolescents may need reassurance that their parents still love them.