[dih-bil-i-teyt] /dɪˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), debilitated, debilitating.
to make weak or feeble; enfeeble:
The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely.
(transitive) to make feeble; weaken
1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare “to weaken,” from debilis “weak” (see debility). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.
[dih-key] /dɪˈkeɪ/ verb (used without object) 1. to become decomposed; rot: vegetation that was decaying. 2. to decline in excellence, prosperity, health, etc.; deteriorate. 3. Physics. (of a radioactive nucleus) to change spontaneously into one or more different nuclei in a process in which atomic particles, as alpha particles, are emitted from the nucleus, electrons […]
[dih-sep-shuh n] /dɪˈsɛp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; the state of being . 2. something that or is intended to ; fraud; artifice. /dɪˈsɛpʃən/ noun 1. the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived 2. something that deceives; trick n. early 15c., from Middle French déception (13c., decepcion) or directly from […]
[dih-sep-tiv] /dɪˈsɛp tɪv/ adjective 1. apt or tending to : The enemy’s peaceful overtures may be deceptive. 2. perceptually misleading: It looks like a curved line, but it’s deceptive. /dɪˈsɛptɪv/ adjective 1. likely or designed to deceive; misleading: appearances can be deceptive 2. (music) (of a cadence) another word for interrupted (sense 3) adj. 1610s, […]
[dih-sij-oo-uh s] /dɪˈsɪdʒ u əs/ adjective 1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs. 2. falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth. 3. not permanent; transitory. /dɪˈsɪdjʊəs/ adjective 1. (of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing […]