Definition for AD'DLE

AD'DLE, a. [W. hadyl, corrupt; hadlu, to decay, to putrify; Heb. הןל, to fail, Ar. حَدَلَ hadala, to decline, and خَذَلَ chadala, to frustrate, to fail, to cease. Sax. aidlian, to be empty, or vain.]

In a morbid state; putrid; applied to eggs. Hence, barren, producing nothing. His brains grow addle. – Dryden.

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