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suh ni luh tee

  • n  mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
  • n  the state of being senile

  • He wrote that the cases supported Alzheimer's discovery of a particular form of dementia and that it was not due to senility, but rather an actual disease.
  • No one is suggesting that a crossword puzzle a day will keep senility at bay or that somehow it's your fault if your mental capacity fails.
  • Though Reagan promised in 1980 that he would undergo testing for senility if elected, so far he has not.
News & Articles

  • Saluting a soldier
    William Henry Owen, a farmer, died from a kidney disease and complications with senility, according to his death certificate. However, in his youth, Owen fought on the battle lines for the Confederacy in the Civil War.
    June 14, 2013 - The Hannibal Courier-Post

  • Walid Jumblatt in International Herald Tribune
    This political senility and this deception by the Syrian security apparatus is a laughable farce and at the same time it seems they will use all means, even security, to shake up securityin Lebanon and confuse investigators, Jumblatt said.
  • Winston Churchill in Calgary Herald
    Speaking of the MP, Churchill said: "I must warn him that he runs a very grave risk of falling into senility before he is overtaken by age."
  • Prince Sultan in Arab News
    Prince Sultan added: "Those memories continued till the last call I made to him a week before his death. He had a full presence of mind and vitality despite the difficulties of senility and frequent hospital visits during the last few weeks."

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