Enervate

Definition of Enervate

E`ner´vate
v. t.1.To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.
[imp. & p. p. Enervated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enervating.]
A man . . . enervated by licentiousness.
- Macaulay.
And rhyme began t' enervate poetry.
- Dryden.
a.1.Weakened; weak; without strength of force.

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