dotage

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noun dot·age \ˈdō-tij\

Definition of dotage

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

Examples of dotage in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of dotage

Middle English, from doten to dote


First Known Use: 14th century


DOTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

dotage

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noun dot·age \ˈdō-tij\

Definition of dotage for English Language Learners

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


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dotage

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noun dot·age \ˈdōt-ij\

Medical Definition of dotage

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


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