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ageing

adjective, noun

  • aging
    Example sentences
    • Scientists seeking to control the biological process of aging may also contemplate doing so through genetic manipulations.
    • Traditionally, scientists believed that aging was a biological process in which cells simply stopped dividing.
    • ‘We only think there's anything wrong with curing ageing because we've grown up with it as something ghastly but inevitable,’ he claims.
    Example sentences
    • The teenager and his ageing parents grow a small amount of rice but depend almost entirely on two buffaloes to maintain their precarious existence.
    • The imminent campaign to attract staff from outside Scotland is prompted by concerns about the ageing teacher population and new commitments on class sizes.
    • There is a shortage of doctors in certain rural and metropolitan areas and an ageing doctor population.

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