Prior to the usual onset of senility, as in the milder, p. dementia.

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pre·se·nile .prē-'sē-.nīl adj
1) of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period immediately preceding the development of senility in an organism or person <the \presenile period of life>
2) prematurely displaying symptoms of senile dementia

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pre·se·nile (pre-seґnīl) pertaining to a condition resembling senility but occurring in early or middle life.

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