To sap the strength or energy of; enervate.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Walsh details the struggle to resist neo-liberal agendas that promote privatization and debilitate communities in post-apartheid South Africa.
Over the past 25 years I've seen how the pain of chronic stomachaches and headaches can debilitate a child.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said military leaders wanted troops to remain through the end of 2012 to finish off the fighting season and give them the best chance to debilitate the Taliban.
For alternative views about the deeper issues that restrict, debilitate and deprive Muslim women of their rights and rightful place in society, check out an alternative website:
From its mildest to its most oppressive forms, Hijab hinders one or more of the senses and is part and parcel of a tradition to disable and debilitate women by limiting their power of movement and perception.