ageing
Aging Ag"ing, n. the process by which objects or materials acquire desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time under specific conditions. It is used mostly for foods snd beverages, but also for other materials. [Also spelled {ageing}.] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • 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

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