debilitate

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Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare (to weaken, debilitate), from the adjective debilis (weak), from de- + habilis (able).

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debilitate (third-person singular simple present debilitates, present participle debilitating, simple past and past participle debilitated)

  1. To make feeble; to weaken.
    The American Dream suffered a debilitating effect after the subprime crisis.

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Noun[edit]

debilitate (plural debilitates)

  1. weakness

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debilitate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of debilitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of debilitare
  3. feminine plural of debilitato

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dēbilitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēbilitō