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English definition of “debilitate”

debilitate

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈbɪl.ɪ.teɪt/ formal us  
to make someone or something physically weak: Chemotherapy exhausted and debilitated him.Becoming and making less strong
debilitating
adjective uk   /-teɪt.ɪŋ/ us    /-teɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
a debilitating condition/diseaseLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impedingBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of debilitate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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