Definition of decrepitude in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈkrɛpɪtʃuːd/ /dɪˈkrɛpɪtjuːd/


[mass noun]
The state of being decrepit: he had passed directly from middle age into decrepitude
More example sentences
  • His sister and I were talking about how he saw 25 as the beginning of the slide to old age and decrepitude, so he never wanted to live that long.
  • The bothering and begging are exhaustive and unremitting, and the beggars world-beating in their decrepitude and infirmity.
  • That was when I would begin my long slide into senility and decrepitude and start wearing different-coloured socks.

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