ageing


ageing
age|ing [ˈeıdʒıŋ]
a British spelling of ↑aging

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • ageing — [[t]e͟ɪʤɪŋ[/t]] also aging 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Someone or something that is ageing is becoming older and less healthy or efficient. John lives with his ageing mother... Ageing aircraft need more frequent safety inspections. 2) N UNCOUNT Ageing is… …   English dictionary

  • ageing — [ˈeɪdʒɪŋ] adj I becoming old a town with an ageing population[/ex] II noun [U] ageing [ˈeɪdʒɪŋ] the process of becoming old the ageing process[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ageing — 1 BrE usually aging AmE adjective (only before noun) becoming old, and usually less useful, attractive, suitable etc: aging movie stars | an ageing population 2 BrE usually aging AmE noun (U) the process of getting old: airlines with ageing… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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