• (British) IPA: /dɪˈbɪlɪteɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /dəˈbɪləteɪt/

debilitate (debilitates, present participle debilitating; past and past participle debilitated)

  1. (transitive) To make feeble; to weaken.
    The American Dream suffered a debilitating effect after the subprime crisis.
    Synonyms: enervate, enfeeble, weaken
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