debilitating

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈbɪlɪteɪtɪŋ(ɡ)/

Adjective[edit]

debilitating (comparative more debilitating, superlative most debilitating)

  1. Causing a loss of energy or strength.
    • 1931, H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness:
      Akeley, Noyes hastened to inform me, was glad and ready to see me; although his sudden attack of asthma would prevent him from being a very competent host for a day or two. These spells hit him hard when they came, and were always accompanied by a debilitating fever and general weakness.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns often used with "debilitating": illness, effect.

Verb[edit]

debilitating

  1. Present participle of debilitate.