from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Showing impairment of energy or strength; enfeebled. See Synonyms at weak.
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- adj. Weakened.
- adj. run down, damaged, in disrepair.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of debilitate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. lacking strength or vigor; weakened.
- adj. weakened due to illness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking strength or vigor
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When she said she was 'debilitated' at havin 'to give us ham and toast that was funny enough, but what come afterwards was funnier.
Former Newsnight producer Chrissy Rosenthal, from Cookham, said she and ITV football frontman Jim had been "debilitated" by the the illness but were now better nearly a month after they were struck down.
Mr. Trichet said the financial crisis had 'debilitated' the real economy, that interest rates were appropriate and that the central bank would exit its non-standard measures gradually.
He is in a wheelchair, debilitated from AIDS, and they live in constant fear of eviction as their limited income is barely sufficient to pay the rent.
Some suggest that the prospect for future bipartisan / post-partisan efforts both procedurally and substantively has been debilitated, since the politicization of the debt ceiling sacrificed problem-solving in favor of ideology.
The film follows Pimentel as he gives up a safe corporate job to follow his dream and talent of public speaking, as well as his long friendship with a writer almost completely debilitated by cerebral palsy (Michael Sheen).
She describes her father as a "charming" but "totally irresponsible man," and tells how her mother, a "pioneer in journalism who couldn't do it all," was debilitated by what was "at that time called a nervous breakdown."
The "Nemeses" grouping calls attention to Roth's continuing concern with men who may not be stricken with what's often defined as a "tragic flaw" but who nevertheless come to live debilitated lives of their own making.
After a year of intense frustration, (she had never been sick in her life and never felt so debilitated before) she started to look into all the medications she was taking.
They say they are debilitated since cancer treatment; they struggle with attention and memory.