American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of old age.
- adj. Relating to or exhibiting memory loss or mental impairment associated with aging.
- adj. Geology Worn away nearly to the base level, as at the end of an erosion cycle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of old age; proceeding from age; especially, pertaining to or proceeding from the weaknesses that usually attend old age: as, senile garrulity; senile petulance.
- In physical geography, exhibiting features of old age in the geographical cycle: said of worn-flown land-forms.
- adj. Of, or relating to old age.
- adj. Exhibiting the deterioration in mind and body often accompanying old age; doddering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age.
- adj. mentally or physically infirm with age
- From Old French senile, from Latin senīlis ("of or pertaining to old age"), from Latin senex ("old"), from Gaulish and Proto-Indo-European *sénos (“old”). (Wiktionary)
- Latin senīlis, from senex, sen-, old. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“As a direct consequence we may increase our understanding of many disease states such as developmental malformations, degenerative changes in senile dementia, delayed wound healing and tumour diseases.”
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“One of them murmured something under his breath; Scotty didn’t need to know any ’aase to understand the word "senile.”
“That's why it's important to fund Democratic 507/527s that can go extremely negative on McCain, for example, calling into question his flying recklessness and inability (four wrecks in a day's worth of flying), his Keating Five days, and his "senile" - appearing moments.”
“Being known as a senile old fool or stumping with the dumbest broad on the planet?”
“The more I hear from him, the more I think he's just plain senile.”
“Technically, these changes in skin color are called senile or solar lentigines and they're usually brought on by sun exposure.”
“Even if he had gone public with his opposition to the War in Iraq, he just would have been called a senile old man by the Bush enabling press.”
““But you could tolerate being called a senile old fool?””
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