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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.
References in classic literature ?
At the present moment they sat there silent, like two persons in their dotage, gazing about them at things they did not see.
I may be an old woman, but I am not in my dotage yet!
The horror of Pitt Crawley may be imagined, as these reports of his father's dotage reached the most exemplary and correct of gentlemen.