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Word: debilitate

Definition: weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble


Sentences Containing 'debilitate'

If he does not, what he is very likely to do, spend upon those pleasures so great a part of his revenue as to debilitate very much the defensive power of the state, it cannot well be expected that he should not spend upon them all that part of it which is over and above what is necessary for supporting that defensive power.

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