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do·tage

(dō'tăj),
The deterioration of previously intact mental powers, common in old age.

dotage

(dō′tĭj)
n.
A deterioration of mental faculties associated with aging.

do·tage

(dō'tăj)
The deterioration of previously intact mental powers, common in old age.

dotage

(dōt′ij) [ME. doten, to be silly]
A pejorative term for cognitive impairment.
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That's fine by me, they're commies top to bottom, deserving of slow starvation in their dotage, but Walker was more compassionate.
While the rest of us may only dream of replicating such a simple strategy as a means of producing a regular income in our dotage, we may still enjoy Wisden's Almanac which this year celebrates its 150th birthday.
Old is so often considered to be feeble, past sell-by date, well on the way to dotage, an encumbrance to one's family and a bit of a blight, and whilst copious tears are shed at the passing of an older relative, relief will soon follow the shed tears
I WONDERED if dotage had finally set in for me when viewing Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations last weekend.
Watching her employer, a wealthy woman in her dotage, don an absurd polka-dot dress, Rita experiences a terrible pity, forgetting for a moment her own disappointments, her own failures and regrets.
Laugh if you will, but the idea of allowing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to spend his dotage in exile is becoming increasingly attractive to the British government
Although fit and fine in his prime, Elvis was in poor shape in his dotage, indicated by his lower vertebrae.
WILLIAM BANKS, Seghill, Northumberland IN YOUR DOTAGE THEY say in your dotage there are many things you can't do, But speaking from experience that's not entirely true.
In my experience, the lefter they were in their youth, the greater the apostasy in their dotage.
I have adopted a strategy in the many years that have passed in my life, whereby I begin to think and refer to myself as my approaching age from about three months before the event - it helps one prepare for the (increasingly hurried) slide into dotage and softens the landing when you get there.
IT'S probably me getting soft in my dotage, but most weeknights you can catch me getting dewy-eyed over bottle-feeding badger cubs on Wildlife SOS.
SHANE Williams insists the record books are for his dotage and so his birthday weekend was minus the present he really wanted.