Definition of Debilitative
1. Adjective. Causing debilitation.
Similar to: Debilitating
Derivative terms: Debilitate
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Literary usage of Debilitative
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1. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"The anxiety to. preserve the body of the laws from being cleared of these debilitative poisons, will, according to circumstances, display itself with ..."
2. The Elements of the Art of Packing as Applied to Special Juries by Jeremy Bentham (1821)
"... of his serving in that character: of which ignorance, in his Lordship's view of the matter, the influence—the morbid and debilitative influence—is such, ..."
3. Studies in Religion and Theology: The Church: in Idea and in History by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1910)
"The debilitative forces which threaten the church's liberty may be described as the fashions, tendencies, and tempers of the time. ..."
4. Prison Slavery by Barbara Esposito, Lee Wood, Kathryn Bardsley (1982)
"Prisoner appeals, celebrated writings exposing the debilitative and oppressive nature of involuntary servitude and a long history of human suffering and ..."
5. Diseases of the digestive system by Frank Billings (1906)
"On the other hand, it mus be remembered that the symptom-complex peculiar to this group alsc appears in consequence of anemic and general debilitative ..."
6. The Public and Its School: A Statement of the Means of Finding what the by William McAndrew (1916)
"I notice among some of the later appointees a debilitative tendency to extreme subordination different from the old Brooklyn style. ..."