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debilitate

[dih-bil-i-teyt] /dɪˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), debilitated, debilitating.
1.
to make weak or feeble; enfeeble:
The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin dēbilitātus (past participle of dēbilitāre), equivalent to dēbilit-, stem of dēbilis weak + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
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
Synonyms
weaken, deplete, enervate, devitalize.
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debilitate

/dɪˈbɪlɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make feeble; weaken
Derived Forms
debilitation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēbilitāre, from dēbilis weak
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Word Origin and History for non-debilitation
debilitate
1530s, from L. debilitat-, pp. stem of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak" (see debility). Related: Debilitated (1610s).
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