Senile Definition

sēnīl, sĕnīl
Of, typical of, or resulting from old age.
Webster's New World
Showing the marked deterioration often accompanying old age, esp. mental impairment characterized by confusion, memory loss, etc.
Webster's New World
Being a disease or condition whose cause is primarily advanced age.
Senile cataracts.
American Heritage Medicine
Nearing the end of an erosion cycle.
Webster's New World

Origin of Senile

  • From Old French senile, from Latin senÄ«lis (“of or pertaining to old age"), from Latin senex (“old"), from Gaulish and Proto-Indo-European *sénos (“old").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin senīlis proper to or characteristic of old people, aged from senex sen- old sen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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