ageing
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "aging."
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (aged)
a. envejecido
An ageing population is creating a pensions time bomb.La población envejecida está creando una bomba de tiempo en cuanto a pensiones se refiere.
b. avejentado
Adriana married an ageing millionaire for his money.Adriana se casó con un millonario avejentado por su dinero.
2. (obsolete)
a. anticuado
The govermment needs to replace its ageing hospital equipment.El gobierno tiene que reemplazar el anticuado equipo hospitalario.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (process of growing older)
a. el envejecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Exercise and a healthy diet can prevent early ageing.El ejercicio y una dieta saludable pueden prevenir el envejecimiento precoz.
4. (process of maturing)
a. el añejamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A year's ageing in oak casks gives the wine a hint of vanilla.Un año de añejamiento en barricas de roble le da al vino un ligero toque a vainilla.
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ageing [ˈeɪdʒɪŋ]
adjective
[+person] anciano; envejecido; [+machinery, vehicle] anticuado; viejo
John lives with his ageing mother
noun
envejecimiento (m); el envejecer; senescencia (f)
the ageing process el proceso de envejecer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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