Meaning of “debility” in the English Dictionary

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"debility" in British English

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debilitynoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /dɪˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ formal

Examples from literature

  • About a year ago he evinced symptoms of breaking down, cough, emaciation, and debility. 
  • He was touched by the poignant pathos of her great age and her debility. 
  • I was run down and a great sufferer from nervous debility. 
  • Now it happened that this young girl fell into such a state of debility that she was obliged to keep her room. 
  • The cold bath is beneficial in these cases, provided there is not great debility. 

(Definition of “debility” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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