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noun as in depletion of strength

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Steve Levitt talks to Kwon about his debilitating childhood anxieties, his compulsion to choose the hardest path in life, and how Kwon used his obsession with game theory to stage a come-from-behind victory on Survivor.

I’ve taken medication and worked with a therapist for debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, and I’m not sure if I’d be writing this article if I hadn’t.

In fact, the psychological mess I was in began to cause a real physical debilitation.

Inherited debilitation and defect are further aggravated by present-day educational methods.

But though bodily strength might be subdued, no mental debilitation seemed the consequence.

Our physique fell away, and those already reduced to weakness suffered still further debilitation.

The infestations observed in five-lined skinks were not sufficiently severe to cause debilitation or any noticeable symptoms.

Contraries, when near and militant, will be troublesome to each other, and seek each other's destruction or debilitation.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to debilitation, such as: debility, depletion, devitalization, enervation, enfeeblement, and exhaustion.

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