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1with object To make maudlin; to put out of order. Now historical.
2no object To talk in a maudlin way. Also with on. Now rare.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Guy Miege (bap. 1644, d. ?1718), author and lexicographer. Back-formation from maudlin, taken as present participle.
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