The definition of decrepit is broken down by age, illness or hard use.(adjective)
An example of something decrepit is an old, abandoned house with shingles and paint that are falling off.
See decrepit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < L decrepitus < de-, intens. + crepitus, pp. of crepare, to creak, rattle (in LL, to burst, die): see craven
See decrepit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin dēcrepitus, worn out, feeble
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + crepitus
Origin: , past participle of crepāre, to burst, crack.
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