decrepitude

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noun de·crep·i·tude \di-ˈkre-pə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of decrepitude

  1. :  the quality or state of being decrepit

Examples of decrepitude in a Sentence

  1. The house has fallen into decrepitude.

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First Known Use of decrepitude

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DECREPITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

decrepitude

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noun de·crep·i·tude \di-ˈkre-pə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of decrepitude for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being old and in bad condition or poor health

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