Decrepit

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. dcrpit. See Crepitate.] Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out. "Beggary or decrepit age." Milton.
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Already decrepit with premature old age.
Motley.
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Sometimes incorrectly written decrepid.
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