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- adj. Causing a loss of energy or strength.
- v. Present participle of debilitate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. causing weakness. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impairing the strength and vitality
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It was clear that most South Africans refused to be drawn into what he labelled debilitating action against the government they elected themselves.
Netshitenzhe said it was clear that most South Africans refused to be mobilised into what he labelled debilitating action against the government they elected themselves.
For the last month, Mr. Besigye and other opposition leaders, many of whom lost handily to President Museveni in the February election, have staged twice-weekly street demonstrations to protest rising fuel and food prices, and what they call debilitating government corruption.
His childhood traumas resulted in debilitating bouts of depression which he later called “my dark nights of the soul”.
"The New Nobility" is unbeatable for its depiction of today's FSB, but the book might have paid more attention to the long-term debilitating effects of the agency's corruption and nepotism: Those may contain the seeds of the FSB's ultimate destruction.
Declassified documents released by the FBI this week paint a picture of an esteemed and learned man who nonetheless fell prey to a long-term debilitating habit while he was a Supreme Court justice during the 1970s.
Uncontrolled or runaway debt also has a long-term debilitating effect on a nation's economy.
As Jeff sees it, the correlation between physical and financial abuse is strong and can lead to long-term debilitating consequences.
Yet one woman dies every minute and many more face long-term debilitating ill-health as a result of conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Whether it's life or death, or just long term debilitating illness, the buyer's choices are pretty stark.
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