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centenarian

[sen-tn-air-ee-uh n] /ˌsɛn tnˈɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or having lived 100 years.
noun
2.
a person who has reached the age of 100.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin centenāri(us) (see centenary) + -an
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  • He was incredibly sprightly and forceful, especially for a centenarian.
  • Take a close relative of a centenarian and you can put good money on their chances of living a long life.
British Dictionary definitions for centenarian

centenarian

/ˌsɛntɪˈnɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person who is at least 100 years old
adjective
2.
being at least 100 years old
3.
of or relating to a centenarian
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Word Origin and History for centenarian
n.

1805, "person 100 years old," from centenary + -ian. As an adjective, "pertaining to a person 100 years old," recorded from 1806.

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