American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Senility; dotage.
- n. idiomatic The period or state of cognitive decline of an elderly person, characterized by childlike judgment and behavior.
- n. idiomatic A childlike state in any adult, resulting from mental illness, trauma, or other conditions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the state of being feeble and incapable from old age.
- n. mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
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