Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Feeble (Page: 549)

Fee"ble (?), a. [Compar. Feebler (?); superl. Feeblest (?).] [OE. feble, OF. feble, flebe, floibe, floible, foible, F. faible, L. flebilis to be wept over, lamentable, wretched, fr. flere to weep. Cf. Foible.]

1. Deficient in physical strenght; weak; infirm; debilitated.

Carried all the feeble of them upon asses. 2 Chron. xxviii. 15.

2. Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion. A lady's feeble voice." Shak.


Feeble (Page: 549)

Fee"ble, v. t. To make feble; to enfeeble. [Obs.]

Shall that victorious hand be feebled here? Shak.