debilitate

[dih-bil-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), debilitated, debilitating.
to make weak or feeble; enfeeble: The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin dēbilitātus (past participle of dēbilitāre), equivalent to dēbilit-, stem of dēbilis weak + -ātus -ate1

debilitant, noun
debilitation, noun
debilitative, adjective
nondebilitating, adjective
nondebilitation, noun
nondebilitative, adjective
overdebilitate, verb (used with object), overdebilitated, overdebilitating.
undebilitated, adjective
undebilitating, adjective
undebilitative, adjective


weaken, deplete, enervate, devitalize.
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debilitate (dɪˈbɪlɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to make feeble; weaken
 
[C16: from Latin dēbilitāre, from dēbilis weak]
 
debili'tation
 
n

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debilitation
late 15c., from Fr. débilitation (13c.), from L. debilitationem, noun of action from debilitare "to weaken" (see debilitate).

debilitate
1530s, from L. debilitat-, pp. stem of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak" (see debility). Related: Debilitated (1610s).
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Example sentences
Repeated bouts of illness take their toll in anemia and debilitation.
Pain, disfigurement, and debilitation are common in the latter stages of the
  disease.
Generation by generation, volume by volume, his obsession has carried him
  closer to debilitation and corruption.
Abnormal physical examination findings appeared to be related to general
  debilitation.
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