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de·bil·i·ty

 (dĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. de·bil·i·ties
The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity.

[Middle English debilite, from Old French, from Latin dēbilitās, from dēbilis, weak; see bel- in Indo-European roots.]

debility

(dɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
weakness or infirmity

de•bil•i•ty

(dɪˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a weakened or enfeebled state; weakness.
2. a handicap or disability.
[1425–75; late Middle English debylite < Middle French debilite < Latin dēbilitās=dēbil(is) weak + -itās -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debility - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
asthenia, astheny - an abnormal loss of strength
cachexia, cachexy, wasting - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

debility

noun weakness, exhaustion, frailty, incapacity, infirmity, feebleness, faintness, decrepitude, enervation, enfeeblement, sickliness Anxiety or general debility can play a part in allergies.

debility

noun
Translations
وَهْن، ضَعْف
ochablostslabostvyčerpanost
svækkelsesvaghed
veiklun
takatsizlikzayıflık

debility

[dɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ndebilidad f

debility

[dɪˈbɪlɪti] n [patient] (= infirmity) → extrême faiblesse f

debility

nSchwäche f

debility

[dɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (frm) → debilitazione f

debilitate

(diˈbiliteit) verb
to make weak.
deˈbility noun
bodily weakness. Despite his debility, he leads a normal life.

de·bil·i·ty

n. debilidad; atonía.
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But owing to his debilities as a result of this attack, Gavin is serving a much longer sentence.
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Yet he does not mention the Persian and North African embassies in seventeenth-century England, whose elite members were also subject to shifting English definition of blackness but whose diplomatic roles granted them immunity from some of its debilities.