Enervate Definition

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[v] weaken mentally or morally
[v] disturb the composure of


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Synonyms

faze, unnerve, unsettle

Misc. Definitions

\E*ner"vate\, 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.
\E*ner"vate\, a. [L. enervatus, p. p.] Weakened; weak; without strength of force. --Pope.

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