dotage


dot·age

noun \ˈdō-tij\

: the period of old age : the time when a person is old and often less able to remember or do things

Full Definition of DOTAGE

:  a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness

Examples of DOTAGE

  1. <he's now in that stage of his dotage where he has trouble remembering the simplest things>

Origin of DOTAGE

Middle English, from doten to dote
First Known Use: 14th century

dot·age

noun \ˈdōt-ij\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOTAGE

: a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness

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