debile

adjective
deb·​ile | \ˈdebəl, -ˌbīl, -(ˌ)bil;ˈdēˌbīl\

Definition of debile 

archaic

: marked by debility : feeble

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History and Etymology for debile

Middle French debile, from Latin debilis weak, feeble

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