Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
addle

ad·dle

addle

 
pronunciation:
ae dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: addled, addles, addling
definition 1: to cause to become confused or muddled.
The extreme heat addled his brain.
antonyms:
refresh
similar words:
befuddle, confuse, fluster, fog, muddle
definition 2: to cause to spoil or rot, as eggs.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become confused or muddled.
definition 2: to become spoiled or rotten.
similar words:
putrefy