verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [persona] to weaken, debilitate; [salud] to weaken la quimioterapia lo ha ido debilitando he's become weaker and weaker with the chemotherapy, the chemotherapy has made him increasingly weak o has gradually weakened o debilitated him contribuyó a debilitar su salud mental it contributed to the deterioration of his mental state 1.2 [voluntad] to weaken 1.3 [economía/defensa] to weaken, debilitate
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (debilitarse)
- 1.1 [persona] to become weak; [salud] to deteriorate se debilitó mucho con la enfermedad the illness made him very weak, he was debilitated by the illness, he became very weak as a result of the illness 1.2 [voluntad] to weaken 1.3 [sonido] to get o/or become faint/fainter 1.4 [economía] to grow o/or become weak/weaker
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