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decrepitude

[dih-krep-i-tood, -tyood]
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noun
  1. decrepit condition; dilapidated state; feebleness, especially from old age.
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Origin of decrepitude

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

weakness, age, infirmity, dilapidation, decay

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Word Origin and History for decrepitude

n.

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

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