Debilitate De*bil"i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Debilitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Debilitating}.] [L. debilitatus, p. p. of debilitare to debilitate, fr. debilis. See {Debility}.] To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance. [1913 Webster]

Various ails debilitate the mind. --Jenyns. [1913 Webster]

The debilitated frame of Mr. Bertram was exhausted by this last effort. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • debilitated — index disabled (made incapable), helpless (powerless), lifeless (dull), powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 20 …   Law dictionary

  • debilitated — adjective a) Weakened. His debilitated body, the victim of the wasting disease, could no longer support his weight. b) run down, damaged, in disrepair …   Wiktionary

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