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aging

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishagingag‧ing1 (also ageing British English) /ˈeɪdʒɪŋ/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 OLD/NOT NEWbecoming old 🔊 aging movie stars 🔊 Europe’s ageing population (=with more old people than before)see thesaurus at old
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aginga fleet of aging airplanesWhat power it had was in the hands of an aging bureaucracy.For aging family members who live on their own, family bonds do seem to hold up.She thought of him as an aging hippy.Their aging parents will be looked after in private homes.The aging pirate king facing the youthful bandit prince-patriarch against upstart - monarch against usurper.We have an aging population and a growing number of residential care homes in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.Both have for years eked lacklustre profit out of aging products.
agingaging2 (also ageing British English) /ˈeɪdʒɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 OLD-FASHIONEDthe process of getting old 🔊 Memory loss is often a part of ageing.
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agingArtificial aging Having produced the fake, there is then the problem of making it look old.There is no shame in amending ambitions to take account of aging.It aims at dispelling the myths about old age and at building a network of associations concerned with the issues of aging.For many, memory loss is a part of aging.It has accepted that progressive aging of the population necessitates a parallel increase in numbers of doctors.Furthermore, this increase is entirely explained by the aging of the population between the two censuses.
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