ADDLE

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To make addle
to grow addle
rotten
To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain.
To cause fertilised eggs to lose viability, by killing the developing embryo within through shaking, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the shell.
(provincial, Northern England) To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living. — '''Forby''' .
(provincial, Northern England) To thrive or grow; to ripen.
Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid.
(by extension) Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled. '''John Dryden''' .
See addled.
(obsolete) Liquid filth; mire.
(provincial) Lees; dregs. '''Wright'''


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