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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Weaken mentally or morally; Disturb the composure of; To make you feel tired and weak.

Usage examples (36)
  • The tendency of abstract thought to enervate the will is one of the real dangers of the highest education.
  • OT will someone tell Fiona Miller (on Daily Politics now) to look up the word "enervate" and use it correctly in future.
  • The Kerry-Lieberman energy bill would enervate America.
  • The only way to enervate this stuff is through inoculation. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A physical therapist tried to "innervate" (to stimulate a muscle or organ) the runner's legs, but the heat would "enervate" ( to debilitate, to deprive of vigor) her so much she couldn't complete the marathon.
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