AskDefine | Define debilitate

Dictionary Definition

debilitate v : make weak; "Life in the camp drained him" [syn: enfeeble, drain]

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Etymology

debilitatus, past participle of debilitare, "to debilitate", from the adjective debilis.

Verb

  1. To make feeble; to weaken.

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Translations

To make feeble; to weaken

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abate, afflict, attenuate, beat, blunt, bugger, burn out, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, de-energize, deaden, derange, devitalize, disable, disenable, disorder, do in, do up, drain, dull, enervate, enfeeble, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, fag, fag out, fatigue, flag, frazzle, gruel, hamstring, harass, hors de combat, hospitalize, hurt, inactivate, incapacitate, indispose, invalid, jade, kibosh, knock out, knock up, lame, lay low, lay up, maim, mar, mitigate, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary, poop, poop out, prostrate, put, queer, queer the works, rattle, reduce, sabotage, sap, shake, shake up, sicken, soften up, spike, spoil, tire, tire out, tire to death, tucker, unbrace, undermine, unfit, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, use up, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, weary, wilt, wind, wing, wreck
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