muddled; confused now usually in compounds
verb intransitive, verb transitiveWord forms: ˈaddled or ˈaddling
to make or become rotten
to make or become muddled or confused
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Word origin of 'addle'ME adel in adel-eye, addle-egg, transl. of L ovum urinae, egg of urine, confused form of ovum urinum (a rendering of Gr ourion ōon, wind-egg) < OE adela; akin to MLowG adele, mud