debilitating


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de·bil·i·tate

 (dĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. de·bil·i·tat·ed, de·bil·i·tat·ing, de·bil·i·tates
To sap the strength or energy of; enervate.

[Latin dēbilitāre, dēbilitāt-, from dēbilis, weak; see bel- in Indo-European roots.]

de·bil′i·ta′tion n.
de·bil′i·ta′tive adj.

debilitating

(dɪˈbɪlɪˌteɪtɪŋ)
adj
tending to weaken or enfeeble
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.debilitating - impairing the strength and vitality
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"

debilitating

Translations

debilitating

[dɪˈbɪlɪteɪtɪŋ] ADJdebilitante, que debilita

debilitating

[dɪˈbɪlɪteɪtɪŋ] adj
[disease] → débilitant(e)
[crisis] → débilitant(e)

debilitating

adjschwächend; lack of funds, war, depression etclähmend; shyness, self-doubthinderlich, hemmend; to have a debilitating effect on somebody/somethingjdn/etw schwächen

de·bil·i·tat·ing

a. debilitante, rel. a una enfermedad o agente que debilita.

debilitating

adj debilitante
References in classic literature ?
I forgit myself when I take such an interest in your breakfast, as to wish your frame, exhausted by the debilitating effects of prodigygality, to be stimilated by the 'olesome nourishment of your forefathers.
Jes' lemme think a bit," said Bert, finding the stare debilitating.
The first lesson is to recognise that the big, overwhelming, debilitating pain that hits from time to time does subside and, as hard as it is to go through, you learn that you do come out of the other side each time.
WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report issued today by the National Consumers League (NCL) has found that the American public strongly supports broader access to treatments -- even if they carry additional risks - - for patients suffering from chronic, debilitating conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
The Santa Clarita Arthritis Walk, scheduled for May 15, is among dozens of fundraisers planned nationwide to benefit the Arthritis Foundation and shed light on the debilitating joint disease that afflicts about 66 million Americans.
We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer' s and other debilitating diseases.
Stengers and Van Neck demonstrate that religious authorities condemned the practice of masturbation in the Middle Ages despite medical opinion that saw an excess of sperm, rather than the release of it, as debilitating.
Genmab A/S (CSE: GEN and Neuer Markt: GE9D), Copenhagen, Denmark, has announced a broad collaboration with Roche for the creation and development of human antibody therapeutic products for life threatening and debilitating diseases.
cause acute, debilitating diarrheal disease in humans (particularly young children) worldwide (1).
The GTS-21 compound aims to stimulate the surviving nicotine receptors and delay the onset of debilitating symptoms.
Maybe I did have a debilitating neurological disease after all: RSI.