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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Senile  \Se"nile\,  a.  [L.  senilis  from  senex,  gen.  senis,  old 
  an  old  man:  cf  F.  s['e]nile.  See  {Senior}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  old  age;  proceeding  from  or 
  characteristic  of  old  age;  affected  with  the  infirmities  of 
  old  age;  as  senile  weakness.  ``Senile  maturity  of 
  judgment.''  --Boyle. 
  {Senile  gangrene}  (Med.),  a  form  of  gangrene  occuring 
  particularly  in  old  people,  and  caused  usually  by 
  insufficient  blood  supply  due  to  degeneration  of  the  walls 
  of  the  smaller  arteries. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  mentally  or  physically  infirm  with  age;  "his  mother  was 
  doddering  and  frail"  [syn:  {doddering},  {doddery},  {gaga}] 

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