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Meaning of enervating by Wiktionary Dictionary

enervating


    Verb

    enervating

    1. Present participle of enervate .

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Explanation of enervating by Wordnet Dictionary

enervating


    Adjective
    1. causing debilitation



    Definition of enervating by GCIDE Dictionary

    enervating


    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. enervating adj. causing the loss of strength or vigor.

      Syn. -- debilitative, enfeebling, weakening.