debilitating debilitating  /də ˈbɪ lə ˌteɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) impairing the strength and vitality

Usage(s):

  1. A Ghanaian village bands together to eradicate a debilitating parasite.
  2. Impact: The foundation has inspired new research that promises to significantly reduce the debilitating impact of disease in developing countries.
  3. If a substance produces certain debilitating symptoms in a healthy person, he reasoned, then a small dose could be used to treat the same symptoms in an ill patient.

News

  1. New Procedure Can Lift Chronic Migraine Pain Away

    More than 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches -- more than three times as many women than men -- and there may now be a cure for those with the most debilitating headaches.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NY1 News

  2. Oregon Governor Approves Medical Marijuana for PTSD

    On June 6, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 281 , which adds post-traumatic stress disorder to the state's list of "debilitating medical conditions" for which medical marijuana is approved. The law takes effect, Jan. 1, 2014, allowing qualified PTSD patients to access the drug in the state.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: East Bay Express

  3. Clubfooted-Boy to Get Life-Changing Surgery

    A Palestinian boy born with a debilitating birth defect had his first appointment Monday in Chicago in advance of a surgery that hopes to improve his opportunities in life and end the teasing and taunting...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC Chicago

Quotes

  1. "This is the most debilitating injury I've had," Wilkinson said in his column for the Times newspaper on Friday. "I saw my knee specialist yesterday and he confirmed that the recovery time for my left knee is likely to be five months. It is...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Jonny Wilkinson Source: AFP

  2. "Sometimes the expectation can be a debilitating process," Ferguson told Sirius XM Radio. "I was saying relax, enjoy it. I could just sense there was a tension there in the (England) camp."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I will have what will be a less debilitating kind of chemotherapy ...... for the rest of my life," Elizabeth Edwards said.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Elizabeth Edwards Source: Forbes

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