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adjective as in long in the tooth

adjective as in obsolescent

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One was zapped with radiation, another tweaked to become cancerous, and a third that turned into “zombie” senescent cells.

Even worse, some cells give up completely and turn into senescent “zombie cells”—they don’t die, but don’t perform normal functions, instead spewing out toxic immune chemicals.

Others may turn a cell cancerous or senescent, leaking toxic chemicals and endangering nearby cells.

The gardener slammed the door of the senescent truck with vehement lack of affection.

Has it not sometimes occurred to you that it is only in the senescent epoch of a nations life that love disappears?

By that sort of piety to which senescent female sinners everywhere and at all times devote themselves she secured new friends.

That senescent October moon which a year ago marked the end of love's halcyon would have been a suitable light for such a party.

A senescent city; mostly antiquated Spanish architecture,—ponderous archways and earthquake-proof walls.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to senescent, such as: elderly, ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, and gray.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.