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[si-nil-i-tee] /sɪˈnɪl ɪ ti/
the state of being senile, especially the weakness or mental infirmity of old age.
Origin of senility
1770-80; senile + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for senility
  • She'd want to know how doctors ended up curing cancer and senility.
  • By reposing on their laurels, they soon sunk into senility.
  • Wool shirts are fine, but two of them will last from middle age to senility.
  • He helped establish, for example, that senility is not inevitable with aging.
  • And voices of senility rise in discord as unhappy residents wheel themselves through the hallways.
  • By this time the once-bubbling actor had aged into senility.
  • senility-an ever more and more amiable senility-descended.
  • His troubles are not the troubles of senility and exhaustion but of increasing and still undisciplined strength.
  • It essentially gunks up the brain and causes senility.
  • Agility vs senility, with a dash of virility is probably closer to the answer.
Word Origin and History for senility

1753, from senile + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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senility in Medicine

senility se·nil·i·ty (sĭ-nĭl'ĭ-tē)

  1. The state of being senile.

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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