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Meaning of DECREPIT

Pronunciation:  di'krepit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking physical strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
  2. [adj]  worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"

DECREPIT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: creaky, feeble, flea-bitten, frail, infirm, run-down, sapless, weak, weakly, woebegone, worn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*crep"it\, a. [L. decrepitus, perhaps orig., noised
out, noiseless, applied to old people, who creep about
quietly; de- + crepare to make a noise, rattle: cf. F.
d['e]cr['e]pit. See {Crepitate}.]
Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities
of old age; feeble; worn out. ``Beggary or decrepit age.''

      Already decrepit with premature old age. --Motley.

Note: Sometimes incorrectly written decrepid.

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