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meanings of addle


  1. To thrive or grow; to ripen.
  2. To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living.
  3. To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle.
  4. To cause fertilised eggs to lose viability, by killing the developing embryo within through shaking, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the shell.


  1. A foolish or dull-witted fellow.
  2. Liquid filth; mire.
  3. Lees; dregs.


  1. Having lost the power of development, and become rotten; putrid.
  2. Unfruitful or confused; muddled.

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