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presenile

[pree-see-nahyl, -nil, -sen-ahyl]
adjective
  1. pertaining to or exhibiting the characteristics of presenility; prematurely old.
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Origin of presenile

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + senile
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Historical Examples

  • The two conditions of senile and presenile dementia cannot therefore be separated scientifically.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5

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presenile in Medicine

presenile

(prē-sēnīl′, -sĕnīl′)
adj.
  1. Of or characteristic of the period prior to the usual onset of senility.
  2. Affected with presenility.
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