alesc-, alit-, olesc-

(Latin: grow; be nourished, nourishment)

adolescence
Growth from childhood to adulthood: "The period of adolescence is an important introduction to adulthood."
The stage between puberty and adultery.
—Anonymous
adolescence, adolescents
adolescence (ad'l ES uhns) (noun)
Growth from childhood to adulthood: The period of adolescence is an important introduction to adulthood.
adolescents (ad'l ES uhns) (noun)
People growing up from childhood to adulthood; especially, those from about 12 to about 20 years of age; teenagers: Over 70 percent of today's adolescents are expected to finish high school.

Some adolescents complete their adolescence when they are old enough to vote.

adolescent
1. Going through the period of adolescence; such as, adolescent males and females.
2. Typical of someone who is immature.
3. Etymology: from Latin adolescent from adolescere, "to be nourished, to grow up". This is also the source of English adult from alere, "to nourish".
A teenager who acts like a baby when you don't treat him like an adult.
Saturday Evening Post
adolescents
1. People growing up from childhood to adulthood, especially those from about 12 to about 20 years of age; youthful, teenagers, teens, minors, youths: "Over 70 percent of today’s adolescents are expected to finish highschool."
2. For teenagers, immature, sophomoric, puerile, juveniles: "The presentations of many movies about life is primarily geared to adolescents."

The words adolescent and adult come from different forms of the Latin verb adolescere, "to grow up"; and in Latin they mean “growing up” and “grown-up”, respectively.

adult
1. Someone who has attained maturity or legal age.
2. Having attained full size and strength; grown up; mature: an adult person, animal, plant; or a fully grown, mature organism.
3. Fully developed and mature.
4. Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education.
5. Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic: adult movies; adult bookstores.
6. Etymology: from Latin adultus, past participle of adolescere "to grow up, to mature".
7. Someone who has stopped growing at both ends and is now expanding in the midsections (bottom and front).
adulticide
The killing of adult insects as opposed to larvae.
Quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur.
Whom the gods love dies young.

It is also translated as, "Only the good die young." This statement is a translation into Latin made by Plautus in the Bacchides of a line by Menander, a fourth-century Greek dramatist.

Silence words.Although it may be difficult to see such relationships, etymological sources show that abolish words and adolescent words have a common ancestry.