Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make turbid, or muddy, as water.
He did ill to
To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
Epicurus seems to have had brains so
muddledand confounded, that he scarce ever kept in the right way.
Often drunk, always
To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.
muddleit [money] away without method or object, and without having anything to show for it.
To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of;
as, to; also, to perplex; to mystify.
F. W. Newman.
To dabble in mud.
To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.
We both grub on in a
Webster 1828 Edition
He did ill to muddle the water.
1.To intoxicate partially; to cloud or stupefy, particularly with liquor.
He was often drunk, always muddled.
Epicurus seems to have had his brains muddled.