Definition of Debilitate

1. Verb. Make weak. "The performance is likely to debilitate Sue"; "Life in the camp drained him"

Exact synonyms: Drain, Enfeeble
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Specialized synonyms: Emaciate, Macerate, Waste
Derivative terms: Debilitation, Debilitative, Debility, Enfeeblement



Definition of Debilitate

1. v. t. To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance.

Definition of Debilitate

1. Verb. To make feeble; to weaken. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Debilitate

1. [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debilitate

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debelling
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debendification
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debentured
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debenzylation
debenzylations
debes
debiasing
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debilitant
debilitants
debilitate (current term)
debilitated
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debilitative
debilities
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debit
debit card
debit cards
debit entry
debit side

Literary usage of Debilitate

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"TO WEAKEN, ENFEEBLE, debilitate, ENERVATE, INVALIDATE. ... is either a particular or a complete act ; to enfeeble, to debilitate, ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1851)
"They add, that the pastures here even debilitate the venom of serpents; so that those who are frequently bit by serpents in this part escape the danger with ..."

3. The Universal Magazine (1793)
"... promote lent meet with'your approbation, ignorance, and debilitate the fid vigour of the mind. ..."

4. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1844)
"It appears to us, that the predisposing causes of fever are found in all agencies which debilitate the system, or are allied to the proximate cause, ..."

5. English Synonyms Discriminated by William Taylor (1856)
"To debilitate. To ENERVATE. TO EFFEMINATE. That debilitates which occasions temporary weakness, that enervates which permanently injures the strength, ..."

6. An Etymological and Explanatory Dictionary of Words Derived from the Latin by Richard Harrison Black (1825)
"To weaken is either a particular or a complete act; to enfeeble, to debilitate, and enervate, are properly partial acts: what enfeebles, deprives of vital ..."

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