Adjective "ageing" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The process of growing old.
  1. 'Moreover, this approach will enhance the possibility of finding a potential interaction between an influence of neurotoxic exposure in the past and the process of aging.'
  2. 'So demands for medical fixes for ageing are likely to grow.'
  3. 'Virtually every theory about ageing from the ancient Greeks to the 19th century was a version of cooling or drying or a combination of the two.'
  4. 'Experts on aging and the elderly or on children, youth and families.'
  5. 'There are, however, exceptions, such as the Pacific salmon, in which death does not come after a process of gradual aging, but is linked to a certain stage in the life cycle, in this case to spawning.'
  6. 'Cap Lesesne, a New York plastic surgeon, hears from a lot of women worried about aging.'
  7. 'Genetic manipulations that transform the process of human aging.'
  8. 'If you know that somebody else cares about the top 20 signs of ageing you might come up with a few new ones.'
  9. 'In senior sports, ageing well is a major strategy.'
  10. 'Age with Spirit, as the title suggests, is a guide for the average sensible man to develop a certain poise, a psychologically sound and creative attitude to the process of aging.'
  11. 'The process of aging of tea leaves decreases the amount of antioxidants they contain, which seems to explain why green tea is a more powerful disease fighter than other teas.'
  12. 'the judicious use of oak ageing means the wines are capable of being confused with the great French Chardonnays'
  13. 'Only a handful of producers take Chenin seriously enough to try to make wines worth ageing from it.'
  14. 'Almost all half-decent wines will benefit from a couple of years of aging (cellaring).'
  15. 'Precipitation treatment is carried out on alloys which do not achieve full properties by natural ageing.'
  16. 'This extra ageing in oak barrels does not benefit all cognacs, and some will take on an unattractively dry, planky taste.'
  17. 'The actual aging of Holandas in oak casks is what makes brandy into the drink we enjoy today.'
  18. 'This temperature is fine for wines that will be drunk in the near future, but it will not allow for proper aging in wines looking for longer cellaring periods.'
  19. 'OAK The wood primarily used for aging of white and red wines, imparting a flavor to the wine when the barrel is new.'
  20. 'The intense nebbiolo flavors and tannins of the Nebbiolo d' Alba and Barolo require years of aging before they can share their inner secrets.'
  21. 'Andrea Costanti: classic wines needing aging to show their greatness.'
  22. 'In the tropics, just a few years of aging in an oak cask can create a depth of taste that takes twice as long to create for liquors, such as cognac, in Europe's colder climates.'


(of a person) growing old; elderly.
  1. 'Men do not often grow gracefully older with their aging partners, but lust after what they used to have - which you were still having.'
  2. 'I know plenty of people who have strong family relationships that involve their adult children, ageing parents, siblings etc.'
  3. 'The aging man's grey eyes were no longer dull, but full of sadness, now shining with tears.'
  4. 'In Western societies, filial piety is often understood to be solely the practice of caring for aging parents and older relatives.'
  5. 'Instead, the aging widow Bernarda Alba personifies self-hatred and the ability of women to enforce the rules of men upon themselves.'
  6. 'This contributes to improve the health of ageing people, although it also increases the risk of adverse events related to drug treatment.'
  7. 'The teenager and his ageing parents grow a small amount of rice but depend almost entirely on two buffaloes to maintain their precarious existence.'
  8. 'The defence force will also be receiving fresh blood as it battles with an ageing soldier population.'
  9. 'Ford Motor Co. has developed what it calls the Third Age Suit, an outfit its designers don to simulate movements of an aging person.'
  10. 'Yet, they may find themselves caring for biological children, stepchildren, relatives, aging parents and a new spouse.'
  11. 'This age group (rather than those aged 65 or older) was studied to examine a larger number of aging people.'
  12. 'This way the government will still receive money for the NHS but wouldn't have to look after ageing people with all their health problems!'
  13. 'The Fokker - 50 was 11-years-old far newer than most passenger planes in Iran's ageing fleet'
  14. 'But these aging aircraft are reaching the end of their lifespans.'
  15. 'China Airlines, majority owned by a government-run foundation, has been mulling purchasing planes from Airbus as it modernizes its fleet of aging aircraft.'
  16. 'Turning now to a multibillion dollar battle over the modernization of the U.S. military, the Air Force says it needs to replace its aging fleet of refueling tankers.'
  17. 'However, maintenance of the aging fleet has been budgeted for the coming year, and this should be sufficient to forestall any further criticism.'
  18. 'It spends $1 billion per year on maintaining its aging fleet of trucks, but spends just $40 million buying new ones.'
  19. 'Instead of saying that the country is readying its most seasoned diplomats and lawyers to rebuff the claims, it highlighted the deployment of its aging fleet to protect an empty sea.'
  20. 'This move should also help its subsidiary, Alliance Air, now burdened and handicapped by an aging fleet that has almost outlived its life span.'
  21. 'Facts about the federal government's decision Friday to replace its aging fleet of Sea King military helicopters.'
  22. 'It was five long, painful minutes before he reached the safety of the worn ageing carpet of the living room.'


1. aging. age [eyj] /eɪdʒ/ Spell Syllables noun

1. the length of time during which a being or thing has existed; length of life or existence to the time spoken of or referred to: trees of unknown age; His age is 20 years.

2. a period of human life, measured by years from birth, usually marked by a certain stage or degree of mental or physical development and involving legal responsibility and capacity: the age of discretion; the age of consent; The state ra

More examples(as adjective)

"populations can be ageing."

"processes can be ageing."

"fleets can be ageing."

"stations can be ageing."

"people can be ageing."

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