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Definition of "debility" [de•bil•i•ty]

  • The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "debility" in a sentence
  • "It should be added, that a temporary quantity of strength or debility may be induced by the defect or excess of stimulus above what is natural; and that in the same fever _debility always exists during the cold fit, though strength does not always exist during the hot fit."
  • "The rehab vibe, however, the smell of generalized debility, is a constant."
  • "Thus, voluntary starvation that results in a debility is a self-inflicted injury."