Definition of decrepitude:
disease (part of speech: noun)
- feebleness (part of speech: noun)
- "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.
- "Her Weight in Gold", George Barr McCutcheon.
It was a strange spectacle to see this being, so full of vital energy, mobile and restless as a serpent, condemned to that helpless decrepitude, chained to the uneasy seat, not as in the resigned and passive imbecility of extreme age, but rather as one whom in the prime of life the rack has broken, leaving the limbs inert, the mind active, the form as one dead, the heart with superabundant vigour,- a cripple's impotence and a Titan's will!- "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.