decrepitude

[ dih-krep-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ dɪˈkrɛp ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

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

Origin of decrepitude

1595–1605; < French décrépitude, derivative of décrépit decrepit; see -tude
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decrepitude


n.

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

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