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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Addle  \Ad"dle\,  n.  [OE.  adel,  AS  adela,  mud.] 
  1.  Liquid  filth;  mire.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Lees;  dregs.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Wright. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Addle  \Ad"dle\,  a. 
  Having  lost  the  power  of  development,  and  become  rotten,  as 
  eggs;  putrid.  Hence:  Unfruitful  or  confused,  as  brains; 
  muddled.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Addle  \Ad"dle\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Addled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Addling}.] 
  To  make  addle;  to  grow  addle;  to  muddle;  as  he  addled  his 
  brain.  ``Their  eggs  were  addled.''  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Addle  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  addle 
  v  1:  mix  up  or  confuse;  "He  muddled  the  issues"  [syn:  {muddle},  {puddle}] 
  2:  become  rotten;  of  eggs 




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