addle

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ad·dle

adjective \ˈa-dəl\

Definition of ADDLE

1
of an egg :  rotten
2
:  confused

Examples of ADDLE

  1. <my brain grew more and more addle as I made my way through the tax instructions>

Origin of ADDLE

Middle English adel filth, from Old English adela; akin to Middle Low German adele liquid manure
First Known Use: 1682

2addle

verb

: to make (someone's mind or brain) unable to think clearly

ad·dledad·dling\ˈad-liŋ, ˈa-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of ADDLE

transitive verb
:  to throw into confusion :  confound
intransitive verb
1
:  to become rotten :  spoil
2
:  to become confused

Examples of ADDLE

  1. It's a dangerous poison that's strong enough to addle the brain.
  2. Their brains were addled with fear.

First Known Use of ADDLE

1682

Rhymes with ADDLE

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