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. d'ecr'epit. 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. Motley.

⇒ Sometimes incorrectly written decrepid.

 

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