senility

noun se·nil·i·ty \ si-ˈni-lə-tē also se- \
Updated on: 2 Apr 2018

Definition of senility

: the quality or state of being senile : the physical and mental decline associated with old age; especially : the deterioration of cognitive functioning associated with old age

Examples of senility in a Sentence

  1. with his increasing senility, Granddad is beginning to have more and more senior moments

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First Known Use of senility

1791

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senility

noun se·nil·i·ty \ si-ˈnil-ət-ē also se- \

medical Definition of senility

plural senilities
: the quality or state of being senile


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