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ˈæd lad·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addle, muddle, puddleverb

    mix up or confuse

    "He muddled the issues"

  2. addleverb

    become rotten

    "addled eggs"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Addlenoun

    liquid filth; mire

    Etymology: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

  2. Addlenoun

    lees; dregs

    Etymology: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

  3. Addleadjective

    having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled

    Etymology: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

  4. Addle

    to make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain

    Etymology: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

  5. Addle

    to earn by labor

    Etymology: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

  6. Addle

    to thrive or grow; to ripen

    Etymology: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Addle

    ad′dl, Addled, ad′dld, adj. diseased: putrid: barren, empty.—adjs. Ad′dle-head′ed, Ad′dle-pat′ed, having a head or pate with addled brains.—n. Ad′dlement. [M.E. adele—A.S. adela, mud; cf. Scot, eddle, liquid manure.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. addle

    An old term for the putrid water in casks.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of addle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of addle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • развалям, вмирисвам, развалям се, вмирисвам сеBulgarian
  • enturbiar, confundir, podridoSpanish
  • pourriFrench
  • смести, помести, smesti, pomesti, zbuniti, pokvaren, збунити, покваренSerbo-Croatian

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    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    • A. sweep
    • B. leaven
    • C. evangelist
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