Decrepit definition

dĭ-krĕpĭt
Broken down or worn out by old age, illness, or long use.
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Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
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Weakened or worn out from age or wear.
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The definition of decrepit is broken down by age, illness or hard use.

An example of something decrepit is an old, abandoned house with shingles and paint that are falling off.

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Origin of decrepit

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin dēcrepitus worn out, feeble dē- de- crepitus past participle of crepāre to burst, crack

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

  • From Middle French décrépit, from Latin decrepitus (“very old”), from crepare (“to creak”).

    From Wiktionary