Simple Definition of debility
: physical weakness caused by illness or old age
Examples of debility
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
Medical Definition of debility
: the quality or state of being weak, feeble, or infirm; especially : physical weakness
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