1 Liquid filth; mire. [Obs.]
2 Lees; dregs. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled. Dryden.
To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain. “Their eggs were addled.” Cowper.
1 To earn by labor. [Prov. Eng.] Forby.
2 To thrive or grow; to ripen. [Prov. Eng.] Kill ivy, else tree will addle no more. Tusser.