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se·nes·cence (si-ˈne-sən(t)s)

noun

1 : the state of being old : the process of becoming old

2 : the growth phase in a plant or plant part (as a leaf) from full maturity to death

se·nes·cent adj

Etymology: senescent, from Latin senescent-, senescens, present participle of senescere to grow old, from sen-, senex old

Date: 1695

Usage:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that with senescence we grow both wiser and more forgetful. I used to know why this happened but I've forgotten the answer.
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