senile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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senile (comparative more senile, superlative most senile)

  1. Of, or relating to old age.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.
  2. (often offensive) Exhibiting the deterioration in mind and body often accompanying old age; doddering.

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German[edit]

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senile

  1. inflected form of senil

Italian[edit]

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senile m, f (masculine and feminine plural senili)

  1. senile

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Latin[edit]

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senīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of senīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of senīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of senīlis

Old French[edit]

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senile m, f

  1. relating to old age

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