Her injuries, which sent her to an emergency room and are still debilitating, show what can happen during a dangerous crowd crush.
But international calls for accountability have mounted as deadly assaults in recent weeks helped debilitate Ukraine’s electricity supplies as the cold sets in.
—New York Times
Prof Whitmarsh suggests that while there are high levels of concern about climate change, particularly in young people, most people do not have debilitating climate anxiety that requires treatment by a mental health professional.
To debilitate something is to make it weaker. A bad flu may debilitate your powers of concentration, like the New Year’s resolutions that temporarily debilitate bakeries’ business.
The verb debilitate traces back to the Latin word debilis, meaning “lame, disabled, crippled.” It’s often used to describe what disability or illness does to a person’s health, but it can describe anything that has been weakened, like the sense of community that is slowly debilitated by people working longer hours and the lack of sidewalks that in many towns make it harder to walk around and meet the neighbors.
动词 debilitate 可以追溯到拉丁语 debilis，意思是“瘸腿、残疾、残废”。它通常用于描述残疾或疾病对一个人的健康造成的影响，但它可以描述任何被削弱的事物，例如人们长时间工作而逐渐削弱的社区意识，以及许多城镇缺乏人行道造成的社区意识。更难四处走动并与邻居见面。
More debilitating mathematically than ineffective or insufficient education are psychological factors.
—Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos
Her diseases are usually tropical and debilitating, but only occasionally deadly.
—Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
Pitezel had long been a heavy drinker, but his drinking must have become debilitating, for it was Holmes who sent him to Keeley and paid for his treatment.
—The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
debilitate (v.)"weaken, impair the strength of, enfeeble, make inactive or languid," 1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare "to weaken," from debilis "weak, helpless," from de "from, away" (see de-) + -bilis "strength," from PIE root bel- "strong" (see Bolshevik). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.Related entries & more
debilitate (v.)“弱化，削弱力量，衰弱，使不活跃或疲倦”，1530 年代，源自拉丁语 debilitatus，debilitare 的过去分词“削弱”，源自 debilis “软弱，无助”，源自 de “来自，远离" （见 de-）+ -bilis “力量”，来自 PIE 词根 bel- “强”（见布尔什维克）。相关：虚弱；衰弱。相关条目及更多
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