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preadolescent

[pree-ad-l-es-uh nt] /ˌpri æd lˈɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to preadolescence or a preadolescent.
noun
2.
a person who is in the preadolescent years.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; pre- + adolescent
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preadolescent

/ˌpriːædəˈlɛsənt/
noun
1.
a person who has not yet reached adolescence
adjective
2.
of or relating to the period before adolescence
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