dotage


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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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I speak as who has owned more than 15 in its dotage, a hissing, scratching of Kitty Cafe, in Grand Central, gives patrons the opportunity to tuck into pizza or enjoy afternoon tea in a room filled with rescue cats.
| Proudly surveying his new auction ring at Gaerwen and, inset, still active in his dotage
Eleven years on and the couple, who were already retired at the time of the conversion, say they need somewhere more practical to live as they "approach their dotage".
The couple, who are in their mid-60s, are distraught yet workers are expected to toil in their jobs until they are almost 70 and indeed judges can work until their dotage.
In my relative dotage my upper limit is now not much more than 10kHz.
Sure, in its dotage, the Pallasades looked tired, a little grubby and frayed round the edges.
But if anyone thinks the Specialis reaching his dotage, they had better think again.
But although talks on a fresh deal have yet to get started, SFA chief executive Regan has told the 58-year-old that he can secure his employment into his dotage if he continues to add to his tally of victories.
Tolstoy subtly illustrates the parallels and contrasts between horse and human, as we see through Strider's eyes the decline of his most memorable owner--a rich, arrogant hussar officer in his youth and a depleted, decrepit figure in his dotage. Completed in Tolstoy's own old age, Strider offers a compelling glimpse into the author's growing obsession with mortality.
(I think they're identical, but I've entered the stage in my dotage where I have face-blindness toward anyone who crosses a certain threshold of maximum tattoos.)
'SCHOOL'S out forever!' screeched Alice Cooper in his younger days when he was still serious about being the Machiavellian master of shock 'n' roll rather than spending his dotage as a wrinkled, golf-loving, insurance-flogging panto dame.