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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
DEBILITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of debilitate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone or something) weak : to reduce the strength of (someone or something)
DEBILITATE Defined for Kids
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