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[ UK /ˌædəlˈɛsəns/ ]
[ US /ˌædəˈɫɛsəns, ˌædoʊˈɫɛsəns/ ]
  1. in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
  2. the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
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How To Use adolescence In A Sentence

  • During adolescence , boys and girls will take on secondary sexual characteristics.
  • Adolescence causes the four girls to understand their apartness and question their identities.
  • And it mythologizes it in such a way, such a romantic way - it basically says, ‘Everybody who made it through adolescence is a hero.’
  • Hamsters reared in the laboratory can be made to have female-biased litters by keeping them hungry during adolescence or pregnancy.
  • Teenage boys and women past adolescence also develop the condition, but this is less common.
  • From infancy through early adolescence, Semai children are largely unconstrained and free of external domination.
  • ‘Bliss is one of the few places where teenagers can get support and clear, unprejudiced information that can help them weave their way through the maze of adolescence,’ she says.
  • As a result, adolescence has became a painful experience and teenagers are self-medicating with drugs and drink to cope with the stress.
  • It was a seminal moment in my adolescence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Initiatives such as parental leave for men and parenting classes that emphasize the role of fathers could help to maximize children's development from early childhood to preadolescence," says Serbin.
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