decrepit

[dih-krep-it]
adjective
1.
weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
2.
worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dēcrepitus, literally, broken down, equivalent to dē- de- + crep(āre) to crack + -i- -i- + -tus past participle suffix

decrepitly, adverb
decrepitness, noun
undecrepit, adjective


1. enfeebled. See weak.


1. vigorous.
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decrepit (dɪˈkrɛpɪt)
 
adj
1.  enfeebled by old age; infirm
2.  broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated
 
[C15: from Latin dēcrepitus, from crepāre to creak]
 
de'crepitly
 
adv
 
de'crepitude
 
n

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decrepit
c.1450, from M.Fr. decrepit, from L. decrepitus, from de- "down" + *crepitus, pp. of crepare "to crack, break."
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Example sentences
Most people become decrepit as they age.
He only had one eye now and was too decrepit to do anything other than greet me.
The force of law is the only reason these decrepit, teetering giants continue
  to exist.
Many of the blasts result from decrepit wiring, which can lead to sparks.
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