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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEBILITATING

And you mustn't talk like your own characters; you've no idea how debilitating that is.

The South has not yet recovered from the debilitating influence of his books.

She was wild-eyed, and she shuddered when the express made its debilitating drop.

I may add that, though dry, the air was felt by us to be debilitating.

Second, it was exhibiting calomel to the injury (debilitating) of the patient.

In a similar way privateering always had a debilitating effect upon our own regular force.

It indicates the debilitating idea that in war we must seek rather to avoid than to inflict defeat.

All the debilitating causes of the days just past accumulate, the nerves relax their power, and reaction sets in.

Under the first head are included the expense of industrial training and the debilitating effects of the work.

Besides this great excess of moisture in the atmosphere, there are other reasons why the climate is so debilitating.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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