Addle

Definition of Addle

Ad´dle
n.1.
1.Liquid filth; mire.
2.Lees; dregs.
a.1.Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled.
v. t. & i.1.To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain.
[imp. & p. p. Addled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Addling ( ).]
1.To earn by labor.
2.To thrive or grow; to ripen.
Kill ivy, else tree will addle no more.
- Tusser.

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