verb (used with object), de·bil·i·tat·ed, de·bil·i·tat·ing.
Origin of debilitate
Examples from the Web for debilitating
Most will choose simply to endure whatever comes, no matter how painful or debilitating, and that is their right.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shulgin, however, maintained that the drug could help patients overcome trauma or debilitating guilt.The Week in Death: Alexander Shulgrin, Who Synthesized the Drug Ecstasy|The Telegraph|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A debilitating fall and broken hip further strained a meager $125 monthly government stipend.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player|Peter C. Bjarkman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each of them has distinctive and debilitating flaws in the eyes of Republican power brokers.
From the age of ten, I have dealt with debilitating periods.
Fierce, broiling days without even the debilitating moisture to ease the suffering citizens.The Shield of Silence|Harriet T. Comstock
A low intellectual tone or lack of critical work on the part of a college has a debilitating influence on the student.Colleges in America|John Marshall Barker
During long years of struggling with poverty and sickness, and a hot, debilitating climate, my children grew up around me.Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals|Charles Edward Stowe
Almost immediately Rhoda felt the debilitating effects of overheat.The Heart of the Desert|Honor Willsie Morrow
But still, in the back of our mind, the debilitating influence of fall fever was at work.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for debilitating (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for debilitating (2 of 2)
Word Origin for debilitate
Word Origin and History for debilitating
1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak" (see debility). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.