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What does "Addle" mean?


(a.) Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled (n.) Lees; dregs (n.) Liquid filth; mire (v. t. & i.) To earn by labor (v. t. & i.) To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain (v. t. & i.) To thrive or grow; to ripen

Synonyms puddle, muddle

Example: "Addled eggs"

Word Family addled, addling