presenile

[pree-see-nahyl, -nil, -sen-ahyl]
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adjective

pertaining to or exhibiting the characteristics of presenility; prematurely old.

Origin of presenile

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + senile
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presenile in Medicine

presenile

[prē-sēnīl′, -sĕnīl′]

adj.

Of or characteristic of the period prior to the usual onset of senility.
Affected with presenility.
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