addle

n.

  1. Liquid filth; mire.
  2. Lees; dregs.

a.

  1. Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled.

v. t. & i.

  1. To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain.
  2. To earn by labor.
  3. To thrive or grow; to ripen.