Definition of debility in English:


Syllabification: de·bil·i·ty
Pronunciation: /diˈbilitē


Physical weakness, especially as a result of illness.
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  • John Andrews, Minister of Finance, was born in the same year as Craig and, despite clear signs of physical debility, was to be the Prime Minister's successor.
  • Age, debility, poverty and illness were often factors that led to a favorable decision.
  • The symptoms were of severe general debility and vitamin deficiency.
frailty, weakness, enfeeblement, enervation, devitalization, lassitude, exhaustion, weariness, fatigue, prostration; incapacity, indisposition, infirmity, illness, sickness, sickliness; Medicineasthenia


late Middle English: from Old French debilite, from Latin debilitas, from debilis 'weak'.

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