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Definition of Addle
Addle Ad"dle, n. [OE. adel, AS. adela, mud.]
1. Liquid filth; mire. [Obs.]
2. Lees; dregs. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
Addle Ad"dle, a.
Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as
eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains;
AddleAddle Ad"dle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Addled; p. pr. & vb.
To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his
brain. ``Their eggs were addled.' --Cowper. AddleAddle Ad"dle, v. t. & i. [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire;
prob. fr. Icel. ["o][eth]lask to acquire property, akin to
o[eth]al property. Cf. Allodial.]
1. To earn by labor. [Prov. Eng.] --Forby.
2. To thrive or grow; to ripen. [Prov. Eng.]
Kill ivy, else tree will addle no more. --Tusser.
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