alesc-, alit-, olesc-
(Latin: grow; be nourished, nourishment)
Some adolescents complete their adolescence when they are old enough to vote.
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".
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.
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).
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.