verb (used with object), de·bil·i·tat·ed, de·bil·i·tat·ing.
Origin of debilitate
Examples from the Web for debilitate
Infernal, it can cause fires and explosions; toxic, it can debilitate, poison, and kill.
He was one of those whom books cannot debilitate, nor a life of study incapacitate for the study of life.On the Sublime|Longinus
Indulgence, however, should not be too frequent, lest it debilitate the pair and undermine their health.Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects|Henry Newell Guernsey
The employment of purgatives is even less rational; they debilitate without affording any relief.
Many suppose that a warm bath exposes a person more readily to take cold; and that it tends to debilitate the system.
Taking hot food or drink, habitually, tends to debilitate all the organs thus needlessly excited.
British Dictionary definitions for debilitate
Word Origin for debilitate
Word Origin and History for debilitate
1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak" (see debility). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.