What does aging mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ripening, aging, ageingnoun

    acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time

  2. aging, ageing, senescenceadjective

    the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age

  3. aging, ageing, senescentadjective

    growing old


  1. agingnoun

    The process of becoming older or more mature.

  2. agingnoun

    Allowing something to become older.

    The owner asked the clerk to age some big bills that were due.

  3. agingnoun

    The deliberate act of making something (such as an antique) appear older than it is.

  4. agingnoun

    Becoming senescent; accumulating damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time

  5. agingnoun

    Elderly person. Only as a collective plural in "the aging"

  6. agingadjective

    Becoming elderly.

    The aging artist could no longer steadily hold the brush.


  1. aging

    Aging is the biological process of getting older, characterized by progressive and gradual changes in physical, cellular, and physiological functions leading towards maturity and eventually decline in functioning and increased vulnerability to diseases and death. This natural process involves a range of transformations such as graying hair, wrinkling skin, loss of muscle mass, deterioration of cognitive abilities, and weakening of the immune system. The rate of aging can be influenced by various factors including genetics, lifestyle, and environment.

  2. aging

    Aging is the process of becoming older, a progression that is characterized by biological and physiological changes that occur over time and are consistent with decline and ultimate death. These changes often result in decreased strength and endurance, reduced cognitive abilities, and susceptibility to diseases. Aging can also involve changes in psychological and social functioning. It is a natural, complex, and inevitable stage in the life cycle of all living organisms.

  3. aging

    Aging is the biological process of getting older, involving gradual changes in the body's physical and mental capabilities over time. These changes include physical appearance alterations such as wrinkle formation, greying hair, diminishing strength, increased susceptibility to diseases, as well as cognitive declines or psychological changes. Aging is a natural and inevitable part of life. It can however also refer to the maturing or improvements in objects such as wine or cheese over a certain period of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aging

    of Age

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aging

    The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aging in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of aging in a Sentence

  1. David Sinclair:

    We started making that mouse when I was 39 years old. I’m now 53, and we’ve been studying that mouse ever since, if the theory of information aging was wrong, then we would get either a dead mouse, a normal mouse, an aging mouse or a mouse that had cancer. We got aging.

  2. Nir Barzilai:

    Aging is the major risk factor for all these diseases—heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, if you want to make a real impact you have to modulate the risk of aging and by that the risk for all those diseases of aging.

  3. Marilyn Ferguson:

    Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.

  4. Katharine Graham:

    No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.

  5. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

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