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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Getting old, aging.

Usage examples (33)
  • His graying hair and aching bones made it clear he was senescent.
  • When they get too short, the cell no longer can divide and becomes inactive or "senescent" or dies.
  • The unfortunate reality of senescent corporate inertia says so.
  • In fact, the senescent woman is a leitmotif in this body of work. for more
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