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the state of being old or of becoming old
an ageing person is becoming old
the process of becoming old
the American spelling of ageing
formal the state of being old and no longer in good condition or good health
British the money spent by older people as a group
the period of time when you are old
involving old people
aged between 90 and 99
aged between 60 and 69
an age at which someone is very old. You can also use this expression in a humorous way about someone who is very young
used for saying that someone is getting older
the years of someone’s life when they are old and becoming weaker
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to say officially that something cannot be accepted because it is illegal or not allowed by the...
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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