from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

  • noun 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