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Word of the Day–3/29/2011

Posted by ccasc on March 30, 2011

Debilitate

[dih-bil-i-teyt]  (v.) to make weak or feeble; enfeeble.

*from the Latin debilitare, meaning “to weaken.”

Chemotherapy is known to debilitate cancer patients while also helping them fight their illness.

 

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