[dih-krep-i-tood, -tyood]


decrepit condition; dilapidated state; feebleness, especially from old age.

Origin of decrepitude

1595–1605; < French décrépitude, derivative of décrépit decrepit; see -tude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for decrepitude

weakness, age, infirmity, dilapidation, decay

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Word Origin and History for decrepitude

c.1600, from French décrépitude (14c.), from Latin decrepitus (see decrepit).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper