noun \di-ˈbi-lə-tē, dē-\

: physical weakness caused by illness or old age

plural de·bil·i·ties

Full Definition of DEBILITY

Examples of DEBILITY

  1. The disease leads to debility but rarely kills.
  2. 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


noun \di-ˈbil-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural de·bil·i·ties

Medical Definition of DEBILITY

: the quality or state of being weak, feeble, or infirm; especially : physical weakness


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