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- (transitive) 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”, in 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.
to make feeble; to weaken
- debilitate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- debilitate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
debilitate (plural debilitates)