decrepitly

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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