ALL meanings of addle

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  • verb addle If something addles someone's mind or brain, they become confused and unable to think properly. 3
  • verb addle to make or become confused or muddled 3
  • verb addle to make or become rotten 3
  • adjective addle indicating a confused or muddled state 3
  • verb addle to earn (money or one's living) 3
  • adjective addle rotten 3
  • adjective addle muddled; confused 3
  • intransitive verb addle to make or become muddled or confused 3
  • noun addle Make unable to think clearly; confuse. 1
  • adjective addle mentally confused; muddled. 1
  • adjective addle rotten: addle eggs. 1
  • transitive verb addle confuse 1
  • noun addle (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Liquid filth; mire. 0
  • noun addle (provincial) Lees; dregs. 0
  • noun addle A foolish or dull-witted fellow. 0
  • verb addle (provincial, Northern England) To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living. 0
  • verb addle (provincial, Northern England) To thrive or grow; to ripen. 0
  • verb addle To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain. 0
  • verb addle To cause fertilised eggs to lose viability, by killing the developing embryo within through shaking, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the shell. 0
  • adjective addle Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. 0
  • adjective addle (by extension) Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled. John Dryden. 0
  • adjective addle Addled. 0
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