verb (used with object), de·bil·i·tat·ed, de·bil·i·tat·ing.
Origin of debilitate
Synonyms for debilitate
Related Words for debilitationdebility, enfeeblement, weakness, depletion, fatigue, infirmity, enervation, exhaustion
Examples from the Web for debilitation
Historical Examples of debilitation
Contraries, when near and militant, will be troublesome to each other, and seek each other's destruction or debilitation.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)
Word Origin for debilitate
early 15c., from French débilitation (13c.), from Latin debilitationem (nominative debilitas) "a laming, crippling, weakening," noun of action from past participle stem of debilitare "to weaken" (see debilitate).
1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak" (see debility). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.