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debilitate (v.)

"weaken, impair the strength of, enfeeble, make inactive or languid," 1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak, helpless," from de "from, away" (see de-) + -bilis "strength," from PIE root *bel- "strong" (see Bolshevik). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.

updated on July 15, 2018

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Definitions of debilitate from WordNet

debilitate (v.)
make weak;
Synonyms: enfeeble / drain
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