debilitaba I weakened
The word debilitaba is the imperfect form of debilitar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full debilitar conjugation.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause to lose strength or power)
a. to weaken
Con estas detenciones, el régimen intenta debilitar toda oposición a su política social.These arrests are an attempt by the regime to weaken any opposition to their social politics.
b. to debilitate
El empresario aseguró que las constantes huelgas están debilitando el sector turístico.The hotelier maintained that the constant strikes are debilitating the tourism industry.
2. (medicine)
a. to weaken
La bebida le fue debilitando la salud poco a poco.Drink weakened his health little by little.
b. to debilitate
La anemia que padece mi abuelo le debilita mucho.The anemia my grandfather suffers from really debilitates him.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to lose strength or power)
a. to weaken
La moneda se debilitó a consecuencia de la fuga de capitales.The currency weakened as a result of capital flight.
b. to become weak
Tras la rebelión, el poder y la influencia del rey se habían debilitado enormemente.The king's power and influence had become much weaker after the rebellion.
c. to grow weak
El imperio se debilitó y no pudo repeler las invasiones bárbaras.The empire grew weak and could not repel the barbarian invasions.
4. (medicine)
a. to weaken
Le ha aumentado la fiebre y el pulso se le ha debilitado.His fever has increased and his heartbeat has weakened.
b. to become weak
Ver a una persona debilitarse así, y tan joven, es realmente triste.To see someone so young becoming weak like that is very sad.
c. to deteriorate (health)
La salud del paciente se debilita por momentos.The patient's health is deteriorating from one minute to the next.
5. (to lose intensity)
a. to become faint
La música se debilitaba a medida que la banda se alejaba por la avenida.The music became fainter as the band marched away along the avenue.
b. to grow faint
Al anochecer, a medida que la luz se debilitaba, crecía mi miedo.At dusk, as the light grew fainter, my fear grew stronger.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to weaken
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to become o grow weak
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transitive verb
1 (Med) [+persona, sistema inmunológico] to weaken; debilitate; [+salud] to weaken
2 [+resistencia] to weaken; impair
pronominal verb
1 [+persona] to grow weaker; weaken
2 [+voz, luz] to grow o become fainter
la voz se le iba debilitando hasta que murió la luz se fue debilitando poco a poco
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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