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  • Weakened or worn out from age or wear
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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. décrépit. See Crepitate.] Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out. "Beggary or decrepit age." Milton.

Already decrepit with premature old age.

&fist; Sometimes incorrectly written decrepid.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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