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See also: sénile
- 1 English
- 2 German
- 3 Italian
- 4 Latin
- 5 Old French
- Of, or relating to old age.
2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in 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.
- (often offensive) Exhibiting the deterioration in mind and body often accompanying old age; doddering.
Terms derived from senile
of, or relating to old age
exhibiting the deterioration in mind
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senile (plural seniles)
- (dated, medicine) A person who is senile.
1979, Oscar J. Kaplan, Psychopathology of Aging, page 54:
- Seniles differ markedly in their early adult intelligence level, and in their social, vocational, and educational histories.
- senile in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- senile in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- inflected form of
senile (masculine and feminine plural senili)
senile m (oblique and nominative feminine singular senile)
- relating to old age
Declension of senile