verb (used with object), de·bil·i·tat·ed, de·bil·i·tat·ing.
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A debilitating pandemic swept through the global economy, upending long-established ways of doing business.The Digiday Worklife Awards shortlist: Keeping collaboration and charity alive during an unprecedented year|Digiday Awards|October 20, 2020|Digiday
That leads to dementia, a debilitating condition that affects millions of Americans each year.Everyone should have a social life, especially older adults|Kat Eschner|October 20, 2020|Popular Science
Chikungunya is a disease that can result in debilitating joint pain.A glowing zebrafish wins the 2020 Nikon Small World photography contest|Erin Garcia de Jesus|October 13, 2020|Science News
Extreme humidity from New Orleans to northern Wisconsin will make summers increasingly unbearable, turning otherwise seemingly survivable heat waves into debilitating health threats.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
His story also doubles as the suffocating, debilitating nature of the closet itself.
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.