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se·nile

senile

 
 
pronunciation:
si naIl [or] se naIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: showing certain characteristics of old age, esp. a deterioration of mental faculties or emotional control.
As our grandmother became more senile, she had trouble recognizing our faces and remembering our names.
synonyms:
doting, feeble-minded
similar words:
declining, decrepit, dotty, failing, forgetful, infirm, senescent
derivation: senility (n.)
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