英 ['ædʌlt; ə'dʌlt]
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前缀ad-, 去，往。词根ol, 成长. -t,过去分词后缀。
- adult (adj.)
- 1530s (but not common until mid-17c.), from Latin adultus "grown up, mature, adult, ripe," past participle of adolescere "grow up, mature" (see adolescent). As a euphemism for "pornographic," it dates to 1958 and does no honor to the word.
- adult (n.)
- "adult person," 1650s, from adult (adj.).
- 1. I tried to understand the adult world and could not.
- 2. Which adult in these children's lives will provide the nurturing they need?
- 3. His adult life mirrored the downward course of his father's life.
- 4. As an adult, you can assess the situation realistically.
- 5. The average adult man burns 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day.
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