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Definition of "preadolescent" []

  • Of, or relating to preadolescence (adjective)
  • A child who has not yet reached puberty (noun)

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Use "preadolescent" in a sentence
  • "If you squinted hard enough, they became streaks of red and green fire, a condition known as the preadolescent Doppler effect."
  • "The reality is that adolescent and preadolescent humans generally do have sensitivities and anxieties about discussing sex in what used to be called “mixed company”, and provoking these anxieties inevitably makes a difficult discussion even more hazardous."
  • "You do a fine job of evoking Philip’s preadolescent alienation, both from his family and his peers."