Definition of debilitate in English:

debilitate

Line breaks: de¦bili|tate
Pronunciation: /dɪˈbɪlɪteɪt
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

debilitation

Pronunciation: /-ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • For bedridden patients unable to perform personal hygiene measures because of acute illness or chronic debilitation, the bed bath has long been a measure for improving hygiene and comfort.
  • A hilarious script to begin with, moving towards severity in the end, as grave issues of child marriage, unwanted pregnancies and the consequent debilitation of the girls involved, unfolded.
  • At the conclusion of the inspection, members of the fire authority were appraised of the main issues contained within the report and urged to take early action to prevent further debilitation of the service.

debilitative

Pronunciation: /-tətɪv/
adjective
More example sentences
  • ‘These are very good for people who need to detox, for people who have had debilitative problems over a number of years such as MS or arthritis,’ explains Magdalene Sacranie, chartered physiotherapist at Roundelwoods.
  • I can account this socially debilitative disease to my early days in primary school where I was ridiculed for assuming that L, M, N, O, P was a word and ostracized for recounting stories told to me by my less PC relatives.
  • Diagnosed with debilitative scoliosis, he was once completely paralysed.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin debilitat- 'weakened', from the verb debilitare, from debilitas (see debility).

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