decrepit


decrepit

adjective

  1. weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
  2. worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.

adjective

  1. enfeebled by old age; infirm
  2. broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French décrépit (15c.), from Latin decrepitus “very old, infirm,” from de- “down” (see de-) + *crepitus, past participle of crepare “to crack, break.”

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