Etymology
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decrepitude (n.)

"state of being broken down by infirmities," c. 1600, from French décrépitude (14c.), from Latin decrepitus "very old, infirm," from de "down" (see de-) + *crepitus, past participle of crepare "to crack, break" (see raven).

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Definitions of decrepitude

decrepitude (n.)
a state of deterioration due to old age or long use;
Synonyms: dilapidation
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