(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)
2. Etymology: from Latin deilidas, derived from the adjective debilis, "weak" from a compound formed from the prefix de-, "from, away, not" + -bilis, "strength".
Although there seems to be a similarity with debility and ability, they are not related to each other nor do they have any common meanings.
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2. The total of individual debit entries in an account: Sharon forgot to enter some of the debits in her check book.
3. Something that is disadvantageous or unfavorable: The pay may be better, but on the debit side there's a lot more work that needs to be done.
4. Etymology: from Middle French debet, from Latin debilitum, "thing owed"; past participle of debere, "to owe"; from Old French dete, from Latin debitam, "thing owed"; originally, "keep something away from someone"; from de-, "away" + habere, "to have".
Elijah's credit union account is automatically being debited each month to pay for his health insurance.
2. To question formally and systematically in order to obtain useful intelligence or information: Political and economic experts routinely debrief important defectors about conditions in their home country.
3. To instruct people as to the prohibitions against revealing or discussing classified information; for example, when they separate from a position of military or political sensitivity or after employment has come to an end.
4. In psychology, after an experiment to disclose to the person the purpose of the endeavor and to provide any reasons for deceptions or manipulations.
2. Something owed; such as, money, goods, or services; including an obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else.
3. Etymology: from about 1290, from Old French dete, which came from Latin debitam, "thing owed", past participle of debere, "to owe"; originally, "to keep something away from someone"; derived from de-, "away from" + habere, "to have".
2. Someone who has the obligation of paying a debt.
3. Anyone who is guilty of a trespass or a sin; a sinner.
2. To make a hidden microphone ineffective.
3. To search for and to eliminate any malfunctioning elements or errors in an operating system: The engineers had to debug the spacecraft before it could launch.
The company's computer technician was debugging a program which was being used by employees.4. To remove insects from a room or other places: The hotel had specialists debugging the beds of bedbugs with pesticides before the arrival of new customers.