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Debilitate   Listen
verb
Debilitate  v. t.  (past & past part. debilitated; pres. part. debilitating)  To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance. "Various ails debilitate the mind." "The debilitated frame of Mr. Bertram was exhausted by this last effort."






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"Debilitate" Quotes from Famous Books



... time will come soon enough, when the demands of adult life will create a necessity for these indispensable accompaniments of civilization; but before the time when the girl enters upon the active duties of a woman, they only stimulate to debilitate. ...
— The Education of American Girls • Anna Callender Brackett

... exercise of our vices. The legislator may frame laws sufficiently wise and judicious, to check and control villany, without the power of impeding the progress of vice and folly, while they are kept within the limits of only injuring ourselves. For law has no power to punish us for the vices which debilitate our constitution, destroy our substance, or ...
— A Lecture On Heads • Geo. Alex. Stevens



Words linked to "Debilitate" :   emaciate, drain, macerate, debilitative, waste, debility, debilitation, weaken, enfeeble



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