anile

adjective
\ ˈa-ˌnī(-ə)l How to pronounce anile (audio) , ˈā- How to pronounce anile (audio) \

Definition of anile

: of or resembling a doddering old woman especially : senile

Other Words from anile

anility \ a-​ˈni-​lə-​tē How to pronounce anile (audio) , ā-​ , ə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of anile

1652, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anile

Latin anilis, from anus old woman

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“Anile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anile. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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anile

adjective
\ ˈan-ˌīl How to pronounce anile (audio) , ˈā-ˌnīl How to pronounce anile (audio) \

Medical Definition of anile

: senile

Other Words from anile

anility \ a-​ˈnil-​ət-​ē, ā-​, ə-​ How to pronounce anile (audio) \ noun, plural anilities

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