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presenile

[pree-see-nahyl, -nil, -sen-ahyl] /priˈsi naɪl, -nɪl, -ˈsɛn aɪl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or exhibiting the characteristics of presenility; prematurely old.
Origin of presenile
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; pre- + senile
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presenile pre·se·nile (prē-sē'nīl', -sěn'īl')
adj.

  1. Of or characteristic of the period prior to the usual onset of senility.

  2. Affected with presenility.

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