[ pree-see-nahyl, -nil, -sen-ahyl ]
/ priˈsi naɪl, -nɪl, -ˈsɛn aɪl /
pertaining to or exhibiting the characteristics of presenility; prematurely old.
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Example sentences from the Web for presenile
The two conditions of senile and presenile dementia cannot therefore be separated scientifically.
Medical definitions for presenile
[ prē-sē′nīl′, -sĕn′īl′ ]
Of or characteristic of the period prior to the usual onset of senility.
Affected with presenility.
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