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Definition of age verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they age
    he / she / it ages
    past simple aged
    -ing form aging
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  1. 1[intransitive] to become older As he aged, his memory got worse. The population is aging (= more people are living longer).
  2. 2[transitive] to make someone or something look, feel, or seem older age somebody The shock has aged her. age something Exposure to the sun ages your skin. These photos have been artificially aged.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] to develop in flavor over a period of time; to allow something to do this synonym mature The cheese is left to age for at least a year. age something The wine is aged in oak casks.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: age