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[dih-krep-i-tood, -tyood] /dɪˈkrɛp ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
decrepit condition; dilapidated state; feebleness, especially from old age.
Origin of decrepitude
1595-1605; < French décrépitude, derivative of décrépit decrepit; see -tude Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One has to wonder at the total moral decrepitude and ethical collapse of such people.
  • It did not express decrepitude merely, but corruption.
  • There are in our present condition no visible signs of decrepitude and decay.
  • One other factor is the blandness and decrepitude of their leaders.
  • If decrepitude is driven by an overactive immune system, then it is treatable.
  • Since then, everything had gone to pot, with civilization degenerating and falling into moral decay and decrepitude.
  • These days, of course, decrepitude reigns where was once a worldly entrepôt.
  • Several generations of chairs have been laid aside, in all stages of decrepitude.
Word Origin and History for decrepitude

c.1600, from French décrépitude (14c.), from Latin decrepitus (see decrepit).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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