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decrepit

[dih-krep-it] /dɪˈkrɛp ɪt/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin dēcrepitus, literally, broken down, equivalent to dē- de- + crep(āre) to crack + -i- -i- + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
decrepitly, adverb
decrepitness, noun
undecrepit, adjective
Synonyms
1. enfeebled. See weak.
Antonyms
1. vigorous.
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British Dictionary definitions for decrepitly

decrepit

/dɪˈkrɛpɪt/
adjective
1.
enfeebled by old age; infirm
2.
broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated
Derived Forms
decrepitly, adverb
decrepitude, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dēcrepitus, from crepāre to creak
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Word Origin and History for decrepitly
decrepit
c.1450, from M.Fr. decrepit, from L. decrepitus, from de- "down" + *crepitus, pp. of crepare "to crack, break."
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