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synonyms for debilitate

  • attenuate
  • cripple
  • disable
  • eviscerate
  • blunt
  • devitalize
  • enervate
  • enfeeble
  • exhaust
  • extenuate
  • harm
  • hurt
  • injure
  • mar
  • prostrate
  • relax
  • sap
  • spoil
  • unbrace
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • unstrengthen
  • wear out
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antonyms for debilitate

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  • aid
  • assist
  • enable
  • help
  • strengthen
  • animate
  • assuage
  • cure
  • fix
  • grow
  • heal
  • increase
  • invigorate
  • mend
  • please
  • soothe
  • energize
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A debilitating pandemic swept through the global economy, upending long-established ways of doing business.
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That leads to dementia, a debilitating condition that affects millions of Americans each year.
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Chikungunya is a disease that can result in debilitating joint pain.
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Extreme humidity from New Orleans to northern Wisconsin will make summers increasingly unbearable, turning otherwise seemingly survivable heat waves into debilitating health threats.
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His story also doubles as the suffocating, debilitating nature of the closet itself.
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Some people have debilitating illness, while others barely feel sick, if at all.
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Taking hot food or drink, habitually, tends to debilitate all the organs thus needlessly excited.
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Many suppose that a warm bath exposes a person more readily to take cold; and that it tends to debilitate the system.
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He was one of those whom books cannot debilitate, nor a life of study incapacitate for the study of life.
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Even tea and coffee, the common beverages of all classes of people, have a tendency to debilitate the digestive organs….
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WORDS RELATED TO DEBILITATE

  • abate
  • constrict
  • contract
  • cripple
  • debilitate
  • deflate
  • disable
  • dissipate
  • enfeeble
  • extenuate
  • lessen
  • mitigate
  • sap
  • shrink
  • thin
  • undermine
  • vitiate
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