Definition of preadolescence in English:

preadolescence

noun

See preadolescent

  • ‘Parents and children were all buried together and although the parents lived to a decent old age they were unfortunate to lose their children, either in infancy, pre-adolescence or early adulthood.’
  • ‘Or was he Peter Pan who wanted to live out this fantasy of always being young so that his development was arrested pre-adolescence?’
  • ‘This being pre-adolescence, I also rather liked the canvases smothered in greasy black spots.’
  • ‘Before I knew what was happening, I was experiencing joy with a group of fellow human beings for the first time since pre-adolescence.’
  • ‘During pre-adolescence children are forming important social relationships.’