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I will not debilitate the cook; I will not exhaust the fowl-yard.

He was one of those whom books cannot debilitate, nor a life of study incapacitate for the study of life.

Taking hot food or drink, habitually, tends to debilitate all the organs thus needlessly excited.

Many suppose that a warm bath exposes a person more readily to take cold; and that it tends to debilitate the system.

This is to prevent the free escape of water, which might debilitate the starch-making cells.

Indulgence, however, should not be too frequent, lest it debilitate the pair and undermine their health.

Not even the heaviest thunder showers seem to debilitate their kinetic ardour.

Of course that kind o' work tends to debilitate the best kind o' money.

Even tea and coffee, the common beverages of all classes of people, have a tendency to debilitate the digestive organs….

The employment of purgatives is even less rational; they debilitate without affording any relief.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak" (see debility). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.

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