Definition of decrepitude
: the quality or state of being decrepit
Examples of decrepitude in a Sentence
The house has fallen into decrepitude.
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The image lingered: not the external menace of the immigrant, but the internal decrepitude of the food bank, the homeless huddling around the depot.
Although long considered ancient, in recent years their decrepitude has come under debate, with evidence suggesting a more youthful formation.
Other potential buyers perceived the institutional decrepitude as a drawback.
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Definition of decrepitude for English Language Learners
: the state of being old and in bad condition or poor health
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