Simple Definition of debility
: physical weakness caused by illness or old age
Examples of debility in a sentence
The disease leads to debility but rarely kills.
the debilities of elderly people
Origin of debility
Middle English debilite, from Middle French debilité, from Latin debilitat-, debilitas, from debilis, from de- de- + -bilis; akin to Sanskrit bala strength
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with debility
DEBILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of debility for Students
: a weakened state especially of health
Medical Definition of debility
: the quality or state of being weak, feeble, or infirm; especially : physical weakness
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