[ US /dəˈbɪɫəti/ ]
[ UK /dɪbˈɪlɪti/ ]
  1. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
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How To Use debility In A Sentence

  • Food, however nutritious, which is too quickly digested, is soon followed by a sense of hunger and emptiness, and consequent sinking and debility. The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines
  • Danlo, who sometimes recalled every day of his life since he was four years old, could only bow his head in respect for her debility. THE BROKEN GOD
  • He appears to have some sort of age-related mental debility.
  • Grieve says it "is a good remedy for enfeebled digestion and debility," that it "will relieve melancholia and help to dispel the yellow hue of jaundice from the skin," that it acts as a diuretic, that it's a good vermifuge duh, and that it's a good "mental restorative. absinthe
  • Furthermore, AIDS typically does not kill its victims immediately but subjects them to a prolonged period of gradually mounting debility and incapacity.
  • After her operation she suffered from general debility.
  • _ When the defect of the due action of both the absorbent and secerning vessels of the liver affects women, and is attended with obstruction of the catamenia, it is called chlorosis; and is cured by the exhibition of steel, which restores by its specific stimulus the absorbent power of the liver; and the menstruation, which was obstructed in consequence of debility, recurs. Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life
  • Its position will be recognized on the vertical line between the frontal and occipital, as it is not an element of energy and success, nor of debility, but simply an element of debasing animalism, which is not destitute of force. Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887 Volume 1, Number 11
  • It is an early modern concept, although it has correlatives from the time of the Greeks in allied concepts of stress, debility, appetitive, and saturnine behaviour.
  • Coronary Artery Disease is a major cause of debility and death in the United States and in other developed nations.
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