addle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To muddle; confuse: "My mind is a bit addled by whiskey” ( Eugene O'Neill). See Synonyms at mistake.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be confused.
    • to be rotten, as an egg.
  • verb:
    • to make, earn by work; make money or a person's living. — Forby.
    • To flourish or grow; to ripen.
    • to help make addle; to develop addle; to muddle; since, he addled their mind.
    • To cause fertilised eggs to reduce viability, by killing the establishing embryo within through trembling, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the layer.
    • which will make addle; to cultivate addle; to muddle.
    • to make by labor.
    • To thrive or develop; to ripen.
    • mix-up or confuse
    • become bad
  • adjective:
    • Having lost the effectiveness of development, and start to become rotten, as eggs; putrid.
    • Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled. John Dryden.
    • See addled.
    • Having lost the effectiveness of development, and be rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as minds; muddled.
  • noun:
    • Liquid filth; mire.
    • Lees; dregs. Wright
    • fluid filth; mire.
    • Lees; dregs.
    • fluid filth; putrid urine or mire; the drainage from a dunghill.
    • The dry lees of wine. Bailey; Ash.
    • identical to attle.
    • Laborers' wages.
  • others:
    • Having lost the power of development and start to become bad; putrid: placed on eggs. Therefore Empty; idle; vain; barren; creating absolutely nothing; muddled, perplexed, given that head or mind.
    • to produce corrupt or putrid, as eggs.
    • Hence To ruin; make worthless or inadequate; muddle; mistake: because, to addle the mind, or a bit of work.
    • To manure with liquid.
    • To become addled, as an egg; therefore, to get to nought; be spoiled.
    • To earn; gather slowly, as cash.
    • To produce or produce good fresh fruit; ripen.

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