Debilitate De*bil"i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Debilitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Debilitating}.] [L. debilitatus, p. p. of debilitare to debilitate, fr. debilis. See {Debility}.] To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance. [1913 Webster]

Various ails debilitate the mind. --Jenyns. [1913 Webster]

The debilitated frame of Mr. Bertram was exhausted by this last effort. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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