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DEB'ILE, a. Relaxed; weak; feeble; languid; faint; without strength.

DEBIL'ITATE, v.t. To weaken; to impair the strength of; to enfeeble; to make faint or languid. Intemperance debilitates the organs of digestion. Excessive indulgence debilitates the system.

DEBIL'ITATED, pp. Weakened; enfeebled; relaxed.

DEBIL'ITATING, ppr. Weakening; enfeebling; impairing strength.

DEBILITA'TION, n. The act of weakening; relaxation.

DEBIL'ITY, n. Relaxation of the solids; weakness; feebleness; languor of body; faintness; imbecility; as, morbid sweats induce debility.

DEB'IT, n. [L. debitum, from debeo, to owe.] Debt. It is usually written debt. But it is used in mercantile language, as the debit side of an account.

DEB'IT, v.t.



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DEB'ILE, a. Relaxed; weak; feeble; languid; faint; without strength.

DEBIL'ITATE, v.t. To weaken; to impair the strength of; to enfeeble; to make faint or languid. Intemperance debilitates the organs of digestion. Excessive indulgence debilitates the system.

DEBIL'ITATED, pp. Weakened; enfeebled; relaxed.

DEBIL'ITATING, ppr. Weakening; enfeebling; impairing strength.

DEBILITA'TION, n. The act of weakening; relaxation.

DEBIL'ITY, n. Relaxation of the solids; weakness; feebleness; languor of body; faintness; imbecility; as, morbid sweats induce debility.

DEB'IT, n. [L. debitum, from debeo, to owe.] Debt. It is usually written debt. But it is used in mercantile language, as the debit side of an account.

DEB'IT, v.t.

DEB'ILE, a. [L. debilis; Fr. debile; It. debile; Sp. debil. See Class Db, No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 15, 47, 51.]

Relaxed; weak; feeble; languid; faint; without strength. – Shak.


Deb"ile
  1. Weak.

    [Obs.] Shak.
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Debile

DEB'ILE, adjective Relaxed; weak; feeble; languid; faint; without strength.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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glad

GLAD, a. [L. loetus, without a prefix.]

1. Pleased; affected with pleasure or moderate joy; moderately happy.

A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov.10.

It is usually followed by of. I am glad of an opportunity to oblige my friend.

It is sometimes followed by at.

He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov.17.

It is sometimes followed by with.

The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood--

With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable.

2. Cheerful; joyous.

They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart. 1 Kings 8.

3. Cheerful; wearing the appearance of joy; as a glad countenance.

4. Wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright.

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them. Is.35.

Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the fourth day.

5. Pleasing; exhilarating.

Her conversation

More glad to me than to a miser money is.

6. Expressing gladness or joy; exciting joy.

Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers.

GLAD, v.t. [The pret. and pp. gladed is not used. See Gladden.]

To make glad; to affect with pleasure; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.

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