addlement

addlement

(ˈædəlmənt)
n
a process or state of confusion
References in classic literature ?
Martin Eden's head was in a state of addlement when he went away after several hours, and he hurried to the library to look up the definitions of a dozen unusual words.
Ross tapped significantly on her forehead to indicate a state of addlement.
Thus, the addlement roots may have formed infiltration pores and channels, causing runoff out of the experimental control volume.