from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use. See Synonyms at weak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Weakened or worn out from age or wear
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broken down in health, physical or mental, especially from age; wasted or worn by infirmities; weakened, especially by age.
- In geology, said of rivers that have reached the last stages of their existence, or of that portion of a drainage-course which has reached base-level and where deposition along the bed exceeds the amount removed by floods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
- adj. worn and broken down by hard use
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēcrepitus, worn out, feeble : dē-, de- + crepitus, past participle of crepāre, to burst, crack.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin decrepitus broken down, from crepare to creak. (Wiktionary)