Debility definition

dĭ-bĭlĭ-tē
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The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity.
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Weakness or feebleness, esp. of the body.
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A state of physical or mental weakness.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
debility
Plural:
debilities

Origin of debility

  • Middle English debilite from Old French from Latin dēbilitās from dēbilis weak bel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English debylite, from Old French debilite (French débilité), from Latin debilitas (“weakness”), from debilis (“weak”), from de- + habilis (“able”).

    From Wiktionary