[ pree-see-nahyl, -nil, -sen-ahyl ]
/ priˈsi naɪl, -nɪl, -ˈsɛn aɪl /


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

Origin of presenile

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + senile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for presenile


[ prē-sēnīl′, -sĕnīl′ ]


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