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English definition of “addle”

addle

verb [T]     /ˈæd.l̩/ mainly humorous
to make someone feel confused and unable to think clearly: I think my brain's been addled by the heat!Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand addled     /ˈæd.l̩d/ adjective mainly humorous I'm afraid my sun-addled (= confused) brain couldn't make any sense of the instructions.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of addle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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