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[mid-l-eyjd] /ˈmɪd lˈeɪdʒd/
being of the age intermediate between youth and old age, roughly between 45 and 65.
characteristic of or suitable for persons of this age.
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[mid-l-ey-jid-lee, -eyjd-] /ˈmɪd lˈeɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈeɪdʒd-/ (Show IPA),
middle-agedness, noun Unabridged
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  • Copiers, scanners, and middle-aged committee members will be able to handle that.
  • Another was composed of middle-aged and older patients who'd been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
  • As perhaps befits a middle-aged celebration, these are all eminently reasonable activities.
  • If current trends continue, by next year the average middle-aged worker will spend less than eight years at the same company.
  • For what began with college students has found its fullest, richest expression with us, the middle-aged.
  • Some middle-aged guy isn't writing reviews for a newspaper whom few even knew had a restaurant critic.
  • It's a glorified toy built by middle-aged hobbyists moonlighting as rocket scientists.
  • The middle-aged face falling real wages and diminished pension rights.
  • middle-aged bodies will be thicker and softer, with more maternal and paternal give.
  • The unlucky middle-aged employees who are laid off are, in effect, thrown on the scrapheap.
British Dictionary definitions for middle-aged


of, relating to, or being in the time in a person's life between youth and old age
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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