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n. process of getting older, growing older, maturing, process of becoming more mature; intentional act of making something (an antique for example) appear older than it is; enabling something to become older; (Gerontology) process pf becoming senescent; accumulating damage to cells or tissues and organs as time goes onmaturing; maturing of financial accounts
adj. becoming older, becoming elderly
v. grow older, mature

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Ageing (British English) or aging (American English) is the process of becoming older. In the narrow sense, the term refers to biological ageing of human beings, animals and other organisms. In the broader sense, ageing can refer to single cells within an organism (cellular senescence) or to the population of a species (population ageing).

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1. the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
(synonym) ageing, senescence
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(hyponym) catabiosis
2. acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
(synonym) ripening, ageing
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(hyponym) mellowing

1. growing old
(synonym) ageing, senescent
(similar) old


1. how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
(hypernym) property
(hyponym) chronological age
(attribute) mature
2. an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
(synonym) historic period
(hypernym) era, epoch
(hyponym) Elizabethan age
(part-holonym) history
3. a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
(synonym) eld
(hypernym) time of life
(hyponym) age of consent
(part-holonym) life, lifetime, lifespan
(derivation) senesce, get on, mature, maturate
4. a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"
(synonym) old age, years, eld, geezerhood
(hypernym) time of life
(hyponym) dotage, second childhood, senility
(part-meronym) sixties, mid-sixties
5. a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"
(synonym) long time, years
(hypernym) time period, period of time, period
(hyponym) long

1. begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
(hypernym) develop
2. grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
(synonym) senesce, get on, mature, maturate
(hypernym) develop
(hyponym) turn
(derivation) eld
3. make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
(antonym) rejuvenate
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(cause) senesce, get on, mature, maturate
(derivation) old age, years, eld, geezerhood

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v. stárnout; dělat starší; stárnoucí

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Rzecz. starzenie się
Przym. starzejący się
Czas. starzeć się; postarzać (kogoś)

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