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Pronunciation:  di'bili`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

DEBILITATE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drain, enfeeble
 See Also: emaciate, macerate, waste, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*bil"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Debilitated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Debilitating}.] [L. debilitatus, p. p. of
debilitare to debilitate, fr. debilis. See {Debility}.]
To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to
debilitate the body by intemperance.

      Various ails debilitate the mind.        --Jenyns.

      The debilitated frame of Mr. Bertram was exhausted by
      this last effort.                        --Sir W.

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