[ UK /dɪkɹˈɛpɪtjˌuːd/ ]
  1. a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
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How To Use decrepitude In A Sentence

  • My journal entry for December 16, 2002, captures my decrepitude.
  • In the fifties and sixties, most of those old houses had fallen on hard times and decrepitude. DEVIL'S CLAW
  • Indeed, his scholarship has shown that decrepitude has been a problem with the last 10 directors to retire.
  • Animated by its cheering influence, even old decrepitude no longer feels his habitual pains -- the fire of youth is in his eye, as he details to the company the exploits which distinguished him in the days of '_auld langsyne_;' while the young, with hearts inflamed with '_love and glory_,' long to mingle in the more lively scenes of mirth, to display their prowess and agility. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries
  • The last two stages, old age — up to seventy years — and the remaining years of very old age or "decrepitude," are the periods in life in which people "have very weak natural heat [and] the superfluities increase. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • Suffer a common injury like a blown knee, torn shoulder, or tweaked back and you hasten physiological decrepitude - often through the likes of arthritis.
  • She was celebrated for her poetic talent, her stunning beauty during her youth, her trifling with amorous men, and her suffering from decrepitude and destitution in old age.
  • The Damp Fellows (who must have been in exceedingly good shape beneath their tailored trench coats) beat me by a length or two, but the teenage girl was a whiny smoker and I left her in the dust, despite my advanced decrepitude. panic! at the bus stop
  • However, Dr. Roberts is unable to offer any assistance, and John begins to age into decrepitude.
  • Alas, no one understands that the world is sinking on the ocean of Time that is so very deep and that is infested with those huge crocodiles called decrepitude and death. The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
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