(De*bil"i*ty) n. [L. debilitas, fr. debilis weak, prob. fr. de- + habilis able: cf. F. débilité. See
Able, a.] The state of being weak; weakness; feebleness; languor.
The inconveniences of too strong a perspiration, which are debility, faintness, and sometimes sudden
Syn. Debility, Infirmity, Imbecility. An infirmity belongs, for the most part, to particular members,
and is often temporary, as of the eyes, etc. Debility is more general, and while it lasts impairs the ordinary
functions of nature. Imbecility attaches to the whole frame, and renders it more or less powerless. Debility
may be constitutional or may be the result or superinduced causes; Imbecility is always constitutional;
infirmity is accidental, and results from sickness or a decay of the frame. These words, in their figurative
uses, have the same distinctions; we speak of infirmity of will, debility of body, and an Imbecility which
affects the whole man; but Imbecility is often used with specific reference to feebleness of mind.
(Deb"it) n. [L. debitum what is due, debt, from debere to owe: cf. F. débit. See Debt.] A debt; an
entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.
(Deb"it), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debited; p. pr. & vb. n. Debiting.]
1. To charge with debt; the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the
2. (Bookkeeping) To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; as, to debit the amount of goods
(Deb"it*or) n. [L. See Debtor.] A debtor. [Obs.] Shak.
(De`bi*tu`mi*ni*za"tion) n. The act of depriving of bitumen.
(De`bi*tu"mi*nize) v. t. To deprive of bitumen.
(||Dé`blai") n. [F.] (Fort.) The cavity from which the earth for parapets, etc. is taken.
(Deb`o*nair") a. [OE. debonere, OF. de bon aire, debonaire, of good descent or lineage,
excellent, debonair, F. débonnaire debonair; de of (L. de) + bon good (L. bonus) + aire. See Air, and
Bounty, and cf. Bonair.] Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance
and manners; graceful; complaisant.
Was never prince so meek and debonair.Spenser.
(Deb`o*nair"i*ty) n. [OF. debonaireté, F. débonnaireté.] Debonairness. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Deb`o*nair"ly), adv. Courteously; elegantly.
(Deb`o*nair"ness), n. The quality of being debonair; good humor; gentleness; courtesy.
(De*bosh") v. t. [Old form of debauch.] To debauch. [Obs.] "A deboshed lady." Beau. & Fl.
(De*bosh"ment) n. Debauchment. [Obs.]
(De*bouch") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Debouched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Debouching.] [F. déboucher; pref.
dé- (L. dis- or de) + boucher to stop up, fr. bouche mouth, fr. L. bucca the cheek. Cf. Disembogue.]
To march out from a wood, defile, or other confined spot, into open ground; to issue.
Battalions debouching on the plain.Prescott.