Definition of addle in English:
- He felt silly that he'd allowed her muddled ravings to addle him in the first place.
- We're addled by Arizona's talent, impressed by the Wildcats' intensity, and downright dipsy-doodled by their depth.
- The drugs have addled him so much that it takes pot, alcohol, ecstasy, Special K and GHB to give him that special happy feeling now when he goes out.
- There is an unpleasant smell in the goose shed and we suspect that the early laid eggs have addled.
- At 106 degrees, the eggs will addle (become unviable) or nestlings will die of heat stress.
- If a bird keeps leaving her eggs and only pops in for a quick visit from time to time, the eggs will addle and come to nothing.
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An addled egg is rotten and produces no chick, whereas if your brain is addled you are confused. Originally a rotten egg was described as an addle egg from Old English addle, liquid mud or dung, the sort of stuff you might come across in a farmyard, and which came to describe rotten eggs because of their smell.
Words that rhyme with addlepaddle, saddle, skedaddle, staddle, straddle
Definition of addle in:
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