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Meaning of enervate by Wiktionary Dictionary

enervate


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    • ( verb ): IPA: /ˌɛn.ə( ɹ )ˈveɪt/ X-SAMPA: /%En.@( r )"veIt/ ( UK )
    • ( adjective ): IPA: /ˈɛn.ə( ɹ ).vət/ X-SAMPA: /"En.@( r ).v@t/ ( UK )

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    enervate ( comparative more enervate, superlative most enervate )

    1. Made feeble; weakened .

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Explanation of enervate by Wordnet Dictionary

enervate


    Verb
    1. weaken mentally or morally

    2. disturb the composure of



    Definition of enervate by GCIDE Dictionary

    enervate


    1. Enervate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enervated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enervating.] [L. enervatus, p. p. of enervare, fr. enervis nerveless, weak; e out + nervus nerve. See Nerve.] To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.

      A man . . . enervated by licentiousness. Macaulay.

      And rhyme began t' enervate poetry. Dryden.

      Syn. -- To weaken; enfeeble; unnerve; debilitate.

    2. Enervate a. [L. enervatus, p. p.] Weakened; weak; without strength of force. Pope.