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decrepitude

[dih-krep-i-tood, -tyood] /dɪˈkrɛp ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
decrepit condition; dilapidated state; feebleness, especially from old age.
Origin of decrepitude
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French décrépitude, derivative of décrépit decrepit; see -tude
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n.

c.1600, from French décrépitude (14c.), from Latin decrepitus (see decrepit).

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