Simple Definition of debilitate
: to make (someone or something) weak : to reduce the strength of (someone or something)
Examples of debilitate in a sentence
The virus debilitates the body's immune system.
<the heart surgery debilitated the college athlete beyond his worst fears>
Origin and Etymology of debilitate
Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare to weaken, from debilis weak
First Known Use: 1533
Synonym Discussion of debilitate
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