Debilitate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈbɪlɪteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word debilitate
Brit.  |dɪˈbɪlɪteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word debilitate


- make weak (syn: drain, enfeeble)


The virus debilitates the body's immune system.

...the heart surgery debilitated the college athlete beyond his worst fears...

He is severly debilitated by Parkinson's disease.

He scored 25 points even though debilitated by a bad cold.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: debilitate
he/she/it: debilitates
present participle: debilitating
past tense: debilitated
past participle: debilitated
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