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decrepitude

(dē-krĕp′ĭ-tūd)
A state of general feebleness and decline that sometimes accompanies old age; weakness; infirmity.
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Residents backing on to alleyways across the city have complained about decrepit conditions and problems with waste and rat infestations.
BEIRUT: Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel said Monday the funds allocated to renovate the notorious Roumieh Prison complex had been mismanaged, as the interior of the facility was still in a decrepit state.
Personally, I would rather hear more about what the author really felt about the towns he visited than read another anecdote about his supposedly hilariously decrepit car.
former savior, A little Satchmo, Decrepit and diseased But still
So decrepit had the interiors become that what should have been a 17-month closure and refurbishment has ended up taking almost three years.
The Deep (9.00pm) The Orpheus crew plans to escape to the surface with the lava bug samples, but sinister forces on board the decrepit Volos still pose a threat to their safety.
With few exceptions, the region is badly equipped to meet the threat, because of decrepit infrastructure and the legacies of Soviet mismanagement, along with low awareness of climate change.
In it, the cartoonist depicts himself walking away from a decrepit Register newsrack, art supplies in hand, saying, "Sunset?
Born in a broken down and decrepit Greece, she overcame a dark childhood and found love--or so she thought.
CAMPAIGNERS have criticised "decrepit" trains serving the Colne Valley.
That would be housing allowed to become decrepit in the public sector, not the private.
One very cold afternoon, during a particularly busy shift, the store was suddenly darkened, and the wife noticed through the window a decrepit old man sitting in a wheelchair in front of the little store.