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 (ăn′īl′, ā′nīl′)
Unable to think clearly or infirm because of old age.

[Latin anīlis, from anus, old woman.]

a·nil′i·ty (ə-nĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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(ˈænaɪl; ˈeɪnaɪl)
of or like a feeble old woman
[C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman]
anility n
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(ˈæn aɪl, ˈeɪ naɪl)

of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.
[1645–55; < Latin anīlis of an old woman =an(us) old woman + -īlis -ile2]
a•nil•i•ty (əˈnɪl ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anile - of or like a feeble old womananile - of or like a feeble old woman  
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
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