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Below you will find the definition of debility, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
EXAMPLES - Debility in a Sentence
- In the name of mankind, treat Mr. Cao with debility. (source)
- Then they'll see that old age is not automatic debility! (source)
- "There is an extreme debility, that is all," he went on quite cheerfully; (source)
- The rehab vibe, however, the smell of generalized debility, is a constant. (source)
- Today the pinkness of vision is blackened by the debility of having persisted. (source)
- Her second son, Subhas, 13, is suffering from "debility" and can barely get up. (source)
- Thus, voluntary starvation that results in a debility is a self-inflicted injury. (source)
- In the early '90s, Paul Krugman still despaired of American debility, rooted in lousy productivity. (source)
- During this time period, the patient may experience general weakness and debility for 2 days or more. (source)
- An instance of this latter state is afforded by that debility which is the consequence of intoxication. (source)
- Dying your hair blue, getting a tattoo or attaching a ring to your navel is no longer seen as an ideological debility. (source)
- Moreover the frequent usage of drugs brings about various complications, weakens the heart and causes nervous debility. (source)
- I thought it politic to rouse all my strength, that no physical debility might be construed into apprehension or conscious guilt. (source)
- His years were too heavy upon him, the debility of disease and the lethargy and torpor of the silence and the cold were too profound. (source)
- The medical establishment was swiftly challenged, through this mass confrontation with illness and debility, to develop modern methods. (source)
- As I was in a state of extreme debility, I resolved to sail directly towards the town as a place where I could most easily procure nourishment. (source)
- As I was in a state of extreme debility, I resolved to sail directly towards the town, as a place where I could most easily procure nourishment. (source)
- -- Medicines which exert their power in allaying inordinate motions or spasms in the system, arising from various causes, such as debility, worms, etc. (source)
- We must not confound the sensations of hunger with that vague feeling of debility which is produced by want of nutrition, and by other pathologic causes. (source)
- A sampling of his own hand was found, among other places, on the requests he had written to companies that promised cures for male "debility" or "atrophy." (source)
- These include kidney stones, weak eyesight, arthritis, premature graying and falling of hair, general weakness and debility, asthma, constipation and insomnia. (source)
- Cactuses is no doubt debility, which is the result of the absence of some necessary condition when the plants are cultivated in houses or windows in this country. (source)
- How different from this, is that unevenness and irregularity of feeling, the succession of excitement and languid debility, which is produced by intoxicating liquors. (source)
- They can they get filled up with such a huge volume of blood that they can't fly, or they can't fly very well, and that is a mortal debility for a mosquito, obviously. (source)
- Masturbation prevents the excitability of the nervous system and sexual organs and causes debility, which is indicated by the premature discharge of semen during sexual intercourse. (source)
- To tap into her correspondence during the early twenties is to catch a thinning stream of ideas and emotions, to scan a sad record of psychosomatic debility and shriveling super-ego. (source)
- This transformation had not come easily, as Randegger relates in the journal, where she describes struggling with herself, with the family, with physical debility and the lack of financial means. (source)
- I was ready to sink from fatigue and hunger; but, being surrounded by a crowd, I thought it politic to rouse all my strength, that no physical debility might be construed into apprehension or conscious guilt. (source)
- I was writing only recently about those "Christians" whose ignorance has now succeeded in blocking medical research that would bring hope to thousands upon thousands suffering from disease or physical debility. (source)
- From a third to a half of the deaths during the first year of life, and particularly during the first month, are due to what may be termed uterine causes, such as debility, atrophy, inanition, or premature birth. (source)
- But if there is a marked increase over the amount usual for the individual, if great weakness and prostration is produced, either at the time or afterward, it may be called profuse, and the cause may be either debility, that is weakness, or plethora, which means fullness. (source)
- It should be added, that a temporary quantity of strength or debility may be induced by the defect or excess of stimulus above what is natural; and that in the same fever _debility always exists during the cold fit, though strength does not always exist during the hot fit. (source)
- The Vice Dean reminded us of a significance of a comments of Enobarbus as a shrewd as good as mostly sarcastic spectator of this adore affair: an researcher both detered by his master's debility in agreeable to Cleopatra's charming energy as good as fascinated himself by a Egyptian queen's witchery. (source)
- The particular causes, to a greater or less extent, perhaps do apply in all cases; but the general one, -- nervous debility, which is the key and conductor of all the particular ones, and without which they would be utterly harmless, -- though it does pertain to you, does not pertain to one in a thousand. (source)
- Rhonda, along with others, started going from house to house, handing out pamphlets, encouraging residents to come to their meetings to talk about the excessive number of neighbors suffering from autoimmune diseases and whether or not the toxic site at 858 East Ferry might have anything to do with their debility. (source)
- Hence the tremours of the hands of people accustomed to vinous spirit, till they take their usual stimulus; hence the quick pulse in fevers attended with debility, which is greater than in fevers attended with strength; in the latter the pulse seldom beats above 120 times in a minute, in the former it frequently exceeds 140. (source)
- Whereas in this gastrodynia the pain is diffused over the whole stomach; and, like other diseases from torpor, the pulse is weaker, and the extremities colder, and the general debility greater, than in the passage of a gall-stone; for in the former the debility is the consequence of the pain, in the latter it is the cause of it. (source)
- In these reflections, it has been the object not to ascertain a precise measure to which corruption has risen in any of the nations that have attained to eminence, or that have gone to decay; but to describe that remissness of spirit, that weakness of soul, that state of national debility, which is likely to end in political slavery; an evil which remains to be considered as the last object of caution, and beyond which there is no subject of disquisition, in the perishing fortunes of nations. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "debility" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 13 synonyms for debility.
decrepitude, disease, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion, faintness, feebleness, frailty, infirmity, languor, malaise, sickliness, unhealthiness
We have 8 antonyms for debility.
ability, capability, good health, health, healthiness, soundness, strength, vigor
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of debility from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A state of physical or mental weakness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The state of being weak; weakness; feebleness; languor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The state of being weak or feeble; feebleness; lack of strength or vigor.
- (noun) Specifically In medicine, that condition of the body, or of any of its organs, in which the vital functions are discharged with less than normal vigor, the amount of power and activity displayed being reduced.
- (noun) In astrology, a weakness of a planet, due to its position: the reverse of a dignity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)