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English definition of “debilitate”

debilitate

verb [T]     /dɪˈbɪl.ɪ.teɪt/ formal
to make someone or something physically weak : Chemotherapy exhausted and debilitated him.Becoming and making less strong debilitating     /-teɪt.ɪŋ/ US  /-teɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective a debilitating condition / disease Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impedingBecoming and making less strong
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