AD'DLE, a. [Heb. to fail.]In a morbid state; putrid; applied to eggs. Hence, barren, producing nothing.His brains grow addle.
AD'DLE, a. [W. hadyl, corrupt; hadlu, to decay, to putrify; Heb. הןל, to fail, Ar. حَدَلَ hadala, to decline, and خَذَلَ chadala, to frustrate, to fail, to cease. Sax. aidlian, to be empty, or vain.]
In a morbid state; putrid; applied to eggs. Hence, barren, producing nothing.
His brains grow addle. – Dryden.
To make corrupt or morbid. – Scott.
- Liquid filth; mire.
- Having lost the power of
development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or
confused, as brains; muddled.
- To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he
addled his brain.
- To earn by labor.
- Lees; dregs.
- To thrive or grow; to ripen.