debility debility  /də ˈbɪ lə ti/


  • (n) the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)


  1. Well, neither of those things seems to me a debility.
  2. During the summer of 1933 a frantic debility manifested itself in Her Royal Highness Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, only daughter of King George and Queen Mary.
  3. But there is no evidence that it retards the natural sex decline and general debility of old age.


  • Flashback Springfield: Aug. 26, 1902

    A look back at the news 111 years ago: If you lived around the turn of the 20th century and you developed a headache or you suffered from indigestion or had wind in the stomach, nervous debility, sexual debility, sleeplessness, hysteria, epilepsy or Saint Vitus’ dance, then you might have been told to take some Restorative Nervine and call the doctor in the morning. It was widely available at ...
    on August 26, 2013     Source: The State Journal-Register

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