[ US /dəˈbɪɫəˌteɪt/ ]
[ UK /dɪbˈɪlɪtˌe‍ɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. make weak
    Life in the camp drained him
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How To Use debilitate In A Sentence

  • Issues of fairness and equality aside, the country can't afford to have the president debilitated by the flu or the complications that can follow from it - especially when it is easily prevented.
  • Stowell, born in 1981, claimed that his mother was debilitated by postsurgical pain and anesthesia when she signed a consent form for his circumcision.
  • The troops were severely debilitated by hunger and disease.
  • See 24, 31 for the statement on women and children as imperfect men: "Videtur autem femina quasi puer siue mas imperfectus et eius menstrua quasi sperma indigestum, sanguineam formam retinens propter debilitatem caloris. A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
  • At that point the telephone did ring, but I now felt too debilitated to cope with Charley. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • One tended to forget that syphilis is a chronic infection and that the patient can be debilitated.
  • They know a request to kitchen staff will not be met with disdain; our domestics regularly help with feeding debilitated patients in the absence of nursing staff.
  • The film follows Pimentel as he gives up a safe corporate job to follow his dream and talent of public speaking, as well as his long friendship with a writer almost completely debilitated by cerebral palsy (Michael Sheen). Up All Night With Too Many Movies « Screaming Blue Reviews
  • Sleeping sickness, or human African trypanosomiasis, debilitates before it kills. 1 Billion Suffer From Hidden Tropical Diseases, Says WHO
  • As the disease progresses, it can debilitate a person by slowly eating away the joint's cartilage and bone.
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