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noun as in feebleness

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This organized process of decrepitude was still largely an enigma in 1993, when biologist Cynthia Kenyon, then at UCSF, discovered that mutating just one gene in a roundworm doubled its lifespan.

Face it, we like our blues singers to show some signs of decrepitude.

Many of the scenes deal with the grim obsessions of old age: sexual futility, corporeal decrepitude, and death.

Another helpful feature on the site is a glossary of terms that delineate the various stages of mall decrepitude.

So they are spared the anguish of slow, uncomprehending decrepitude.

It stretched out its boughs to the sea and its branches to the river, and it was the ancient trunk that gave signs of decrepitude.

Your noble tower must need no help, must be sustained by no crutches, must give place to no suspicion of decrepitude.

But ileuede is not used elsewhere in L, and would connote decrepitude.

It seemed to be a child, for it had but childhood's growth; yet the body had the clumsy decrepitude of old age.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decrepitude, such as: age, decay, dilapidation, infirmity, and weakness.

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