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.
    • 2015 March 12, Daniel Taylor, “Chelsea out of Champions League after Thiago Silva sends 10-man PSG through on away goals”[1], The Guardian (London):
      Twice, they found themselves behind, seemingly on their way out, and on both occasions they absolutely refused to let their lack of numbers debilitate them.

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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