"dotage" meaning in All languages combined

Noun [English]

Forms: dotages [plural] IPA: /ˈdoʊtɪdʒ/ [General-American], /ˈdəʊtɪdʒ/ [Received-Pronunciation] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-dotage.wav [UK]
  1. Decline in judgment and other cognitive functions, associated with aging; senility. Tags: countable, uncountable
  2. Fondness or attentiveness, especially to an excessive degree. Tags: countable, uncountable
  3. Foolish utterance(s); drivel. Tags: countable, uncountable

Noun [Middle English]

IPA: /ˈdɔːtaːdʒ(ə)/
  1. Behaviour that is stupid or ill-advised; ridiculousness or insanity:
    Ill-thought or fatuitous love or romantic feelings.
    Tags: Late-Middle-English, uncountable
  2. Behaviour that is stupid or ill-advised; ridiculousness or insanity:
    Weakening of the mind due to age; dotage.
    Tags: Late-Middle-English, uncountable
  3. Disintegration, rotting, or collapsing. Tags: Late-Middle-English, uncountable

Inflected forms

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      "lang": "Bulgarian",
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      "code": "fi",
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      "word": "vanhuudenhöperöys"
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      "code": "fr",
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      "sense": "senility",
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      "code": "de",
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      "code": "de",
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      "code": "el",
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      "code": "el",
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    {
      "alt": "もうろく",
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      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "mōroku",
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      "word": "耄碌"
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      "word": "認知症"
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      "word": "pēperekōutanga"
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      "code": "mn",
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      "word": "зөнөглөх"
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      "code": "es",
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