from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.

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  • n. the state of being decrepit or worn out from age or long use

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities of age; infirm old age.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being broken down by infirmities, physical or mental, especially infirmities of age.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of deterioration due to old age or long use


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From Latin decrepitudo ("decrepitude").



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  • An (far related) antonym for pulchritude.

    September 24, 2012