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SENESCENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does senescence mean? 

SENESCENCE (noun)
  The noun SENESCENCE has 2 senses:

1. the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
2. the property characteristic of old age

  Familiarity information: SENESCENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENESCENCE (noun)


Sense 1senescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

aging; senescence; ageing

Hypernyms ("senescence" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "senescence"):

catabiosis (normal aging of cells)


Sense 2senescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property characteristic of old age

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

agedness; senescence

Hypernyms ("senescence" is a kind of...):

oldness (the opposite of youngness)


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