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DEBILITATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does debilitate mean? 

DEBILITATE (verb)
  The verb DEBILITATE has 1 sense:

1. make weak

  Familiarity information: DEBILITATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEBILITATE (verb)


Sense 1debilitate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make weak

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

debilitate; enfeeble; drain

Context example:

Life in the camp drained him

Hypernyms (to "debilitate" is one way to...):

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "debilitate"):

emaciate; macerate; waste (cause to grow thin or weak)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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