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Word: decrepitude

Definition: state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age


Sentences Containing 'decrepitude'

His slow, limping step and bowed shoulders gave the appearance of decrepitude, and yet his hard, deep-lined, craggy features, and his enormous limbs showed that he was possessed of unusual strength of body and of character.

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