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prepubescent Line breaks: pre|pubes¦cent
Pronunciation: /priːpjʊˈbɛs(ə)nt/

Definition of prepubescent in English:


Relating to or in the period preceding puberty: a prepubescent girl
More example sentences
  • The change is a steady one, a smoothly continuous development to the final prepubescent physique, rather than any passage through a series of separate stages.
  • These responses are based on a sentimental view of nature, permissible in prepubescent girls, perhaps, but disturbing in anyone old enough to know better.
  • This is a show aimed at prepubescent girls after all, we wouldn't want anything inappropriate.


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A prepubescent boy or girl.
Example sentences
  • The film showed prepubescents that bad things could happen to them, too.
  • If you're a veteran actor who's nervous or excited about your chances to win an Oscar, the last thing you wanna see is a montage of prepubescents who have already scored the golden statuette!
  • He's sold millions of books over the years, keeping prepubescents and spotty adolescents alike hooked on his dynamite prose, all while pretending to do real work.



Example sentences
  • Think of the last two and a half years as his prepubescence.
  • During prepubescence, relations between brothers and sisters are free and easy.

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