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English definition of “senile”

senile

adjective     /ˈsiːnaɪl/
confused and unable to remember things because of old age Mental and psychiatric disorders
senility     /sɪˈnɪləti/ noun [U] the state of being senileMental and psychiatric disorders
(Definition of senile adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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