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senility

[si-nil-i-tee] /sɪˈnɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state of being senile, especially the weakness or mental infirmity of old age.
Origin of senility
1770-1780
1770-80; senile + -ity
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n.

1753, from senile + -ity.

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senility in Medicine

senility se·nil·i·ty (sĭ-nĭl'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The state of being senile.

  2. The mental and physical deterioration characteristic of old age.

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