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Definition to weaken
  • She suffers from debilitating migraine headaches.
  • The policy, if enacted, will damage and debilitate the economy.
  • The chemo-therapy is debilitating.
  • many people began to harbor parasites, which were not fatal in themselves but were seriously debilitating to those who had had radiation sickness.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • debilitating = weakening
  • Oliver was in Sweden recuperating from a debilitating stroke he had suffered in August 1989.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The physical injuries were lasting, debilitating, and sometimes deadly.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But he had one habit so evil that I wished debilitating illness would befall him.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • As I help him up, I become aware of something scarier than the blisters, more debilitating than the burns.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Some of the most painful and debilitating injuries are the hardest to prove.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The debilitated cousin supposes he is " 'normously rich fler."
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The debilitating attacks sensitized him; actions that previously had caused him no trouble could now leave him writhing on the ground.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • No, perhaps for her sake, toward love, as to something that had undermined and debilitated her.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "You never know," he stated, "what our enemies are thinking, or how they will try to debilitate us."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Placing those so debilitated in proximity to the Special Action seems warranted by the circumstances.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • You haf a malfunctioning chip, you get debilitating headaches, and your leadership skills are sadly much less than ve had hoped for.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Cancer, heart disease, and most debilitating illnesses are almost entirely eradicated.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • But the most debilitating was a burning sensation in his hands and feet; relentless, pulsing, it would leave him unable to focus on anything else.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Even in the grip of agonizing pain or complete debilitation, most jockeys clung to their illusion of invulnerability.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Her diseases are usually tropical and debilitating, but only occasionally deadly.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The age old defense bought her a few seconds, but lacked the power to debilitate.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death

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