enervate

  • 1 Enervate — 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… …

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  • 2 Enervate — E*ner vate, a. [L. enervatus, p. p.] Weakened; weak; without strength of force. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 enervate — index debilitate, depreciate, disable, disarm (divest of arms), eviscerate, exhaust (deplete), extenuate …

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  • 4 enervate — (v.) c.1600, from L. enervatus, pp. of enervare to weaken (see ENERVATION (Cf. enervation)). Related: Ennervated; ennervating …

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  • 5 enervate — *unnerve, emasculate, unman Analogous words: *weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, undermine, sap, disable: *abase, demean, debase, degrade: exhaust, jade, fatigue, *tire, weary Antonyms: harden, inure Contrasted words: energize, * …

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  • 6 enervate — [v] tire, wear out debilitate, devitalize, disable, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, incapacitate, jade, paralyze, sap, unnerve, vitiate, weaken, weary; concepts 156,225,250 Ant. activate, animate, empower, energize, invigorate, liven, strengthen …

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  • 7 enervate — ► VERB ▪ cause to feel drained of energy. DERIVATIVES enervation noun. ORIGIN Latin enervare weaken (by extraction of the sinews) , from nervus sinew …

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  • 8 enervate — [en′ər vāt΄; ] for adj. [ ē nʉr′vit, ē nʉr′vāt΄] vt. enervated, enervating [< L enervatus, pp. of enervare < enervis, nerveless, weak < e , out + nervus, NERVE] to deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or… …

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  • 9 enervate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. weaken, devitalize, unnerve, paralyze, soften, emasculate, unman, debilitate, enfeeble, effeminate. See impotence, weakness.Ant., innervate, invigorate. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. debilitate,… …

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  • 10 enervate — I. adjective Date: 1603 lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor ; enervated II. transitive verb ( vated; vating) Etymology: Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare, from e + nervus sinew more at nerve Date: 1605 …

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  • 11 enervate — enervation, n. enervative, adj. enervator, n. v. /en euhr vayt /; adj. /i nerr vit/, v., enervated, enervating, adj. v.t. 1. to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken. adj. 2. enervated …

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  • 12 enervate — 1. verb /ˌɛn.ə(ɹ)ˈveɪt,ˈɛn.ə(ɹ).vət/ a) To reduce strength or energy; debilitate. b) To weaken morally or mentally. Syn …

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  • 13 enervate — en·er·vate en ər .vāt vt, vat·ed; vat·ing 1) obs to cut the nerves or tendons of 2) to lessen the vitality or strength of <heat enervates people> en·er·va·tion .en ər vā shən n …

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  • 14 enervate — Synonyms and related words: abate, afflict, attenuate, beat, blunt, break, burn out, castrate, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, deaden, debilitate, defeat, demasculinize, dematerialize, derange, desex, desexualize, devitalize, disable, disembody,… …

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  • 15 enervate — en|er|vate [ˈenəveıt US ər ] v [T] formal to make you feel tired and weak ▪ The hot sun enervated her to the point of collapse. >enervated adj [not before noun] ▪ David felt too enervated to resist. >enervating adj …

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  • 16 enervate — en·er·vate || enɜːveɪt v. weaken, make weak, deprive of mental or physical vigor …

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  • 17 enervate — venerate …

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  • 18 enervate — [ ɛnəveɪt] verb cause to feel drained of energy. Derivatives enervation noun Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as enervation): from L. enervat , enervare weaken (by extraction of the sinews) …

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  • 19 enervate — v. a. Unnerve, weaken, enfeeble, effeminate, effeminize, emasculate, debilitate, paralyze, break, deprive of force or strength, render feeble …

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  • 20 enervate — verb the hot weather enervated her Syn: exhaust, tire, fatigue, weary, wear out, devitalize, drain, sap, weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, incapacitate, prostrate; informal knock out, do in, shatter Ant: invigorate …

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