Ageing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪdʒɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word ageing
Brit.  |ˈeɪdʒɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word ageing

noun

- acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time (syn: aging, ripening)
- the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age (syn: aging, senescence)

adjective

- growing old (syn: aging, senescent)

Examples

Some people are reluctant to reveal their ages.

She died tragically at a young age.

The treatment depends on the sex and age of the patient.

She died at the ripe old age of 90.

The movie appeals to people of all ages.

Their son needs to spend more time with children his own age.

A group of children ranging in age from 8 to 11

She became involved with a man twice her age.

The program is for people over age 50.

Groups of people classified by race and age

As he aged he grew more and more bitter.

You haven't aged a day since I saw you last!

His troubles have aged him.

Exposure to the sun has aged her skin.

The wine ages in oak barrels.

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