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6 definitions found
 for addle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To thrive or grow; to ripen. [Prov. Eng.]
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              Kill ivy, else tree will addle no more. --Tusser.
        [1913 Webster] Addle-head
        Addle-brain

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Addle \Ad"dle\, n. [OE. adel, AS. adela, mud.]
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     1. Liquid filth; mire. [Obs.]
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     2. Lees; dregs. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Addle \Ad"dle\, a.
     Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as
     eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains;
     muddled. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  addle
      v 1: mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues" [syn: addle,
           muddle, puddle]
      2: become rotten; "addled eggs"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "addle":
     addle the wits, amaze, astound, baffle, ball up, bamboozle, beat,
     becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bemuse, besot, bewilder, boggle,
     bother, buffalo, bug, cloud, confound, confuse, daze, dazzle,
     discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disorganize,
     disorient, distract, disturb, dumbfound, embarrass, entangle,
     flabbergast, floor, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fuddle,
     fuss, get, inebriate, intoxicate, keep in suspense, lick, maze,
     mist, mix up, moider, muddle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, perturb,
     pother, put out, puzzle, raise hell, rattle, ruffle, stick, stump,
     throw, throw into confusion, throw off, unsettle, upset
  
  

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