Adole'scence. n.s. [adolescentia, Lat.]
The age succeeding childhood, and succeeded by puberty; more largely, that part of life in which the body has not yet reached its full perfection. See Adolescency.
The sons must have a tedious time of childhood and adolescence, before they can either themselves assist their parents, or encourage them with new hopes of posterity. Bentley's Serm.