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anile

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adjective \ˈa-ˌnī(-ə)l, ˈā-\

Definition of anile

  1. :  of or resembling a doddering old woman; especially :  senile

anil·i·typlay \a-ˈni-lə-tē, ā-, ə-\ noun


Origin of anile

Latin anilis, from anus old woman


First Known Use: 1652


Medical Dictionary

anile

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adjective \ˈan-ˌīl, ˈā-ˌnīl\

Medical Definition of anile

  1. :  senile

  2. anil·i·ty \a-ˈnil-ət-ē, ā-, ə-\play noun, plural anil·i·ties




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