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debility

[ dih-bil-i-tee ]
/ dɪˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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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.
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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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Medical definitions for debility

debility
[ dĭ-bĭlĭ-tē ]

n.
The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity.
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