debility

[ dih-bil-i-tee ]
/ dɪˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural de·bil·i·ties.

a weakened or enfeebled state; weakness: Debility prevented him from getting out of bed.
a particular mental or physical handicap; disability.

Origin of debility

1425–75; late Middle English debylite < Middle French debilite < Latin dēbilitās, equivalent to dēbil(is) weak + -itās -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for debility

debility

/ (dɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

weakness or infirmity

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Medicine definitions for debility

debility

[ dĭ-bĭlĭ-tē ]

n.

The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity.

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