noun, plural de·bil·i·ties.
- debenture bond,
- debit card,
- debit policy,
Origin of debility
Examples from the Web for debility
Alcohol baths for debility, weakness, and states of exhaustion are opposed by non-alcoholic physicians.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
They are brought to a certain point of dilapidation; they are reduced to pallor, debility, and emaciation.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
But it had an air of suffering from debility, and before very long it passed peacefully away.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
There is a chance for him yet, though the debility is greatly to be feared.
The egg is a valuable article of food for infants and young children, especially in conditions of debility.The Physical Life of Woman:|Dr. George H Napheys
noun plural -ties
early 15c., from Middle French debilite (Modern French débilité) or directly from Latin debilitatem (nominative debilitas) "a laming, crippling, weakening," from debilis "lame, disabled, crippled," figuratively "weak, helpless," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + -bilis "strength," from PIE root *bel- (see Bolshevik).