enervate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deteriorate or destroy the power or vigor of: "the luxury which enervates and damages nations” ( Henry David Thoreau). See Synonyms at deplete.
    • drug to eliminate a nerve or section of a nerve.
    • To rob of neurological, power, strength, or courage; to make feeble or impotent; to produce effeminate; to impair the moral abilities of.
    • To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of: "the luxury which enervates and destroys nations” ( Henry David Thoreau). See Synonyms at deplete.
    • drug to get rid of a nerve or section of a nerve.
    • To rob of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to help make effeminate; to impair the ethical capabilities of.
    • To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of: "the luxury which enervates and destroys nations” ( Henry David Thoreau). See Synonyms at deplete.
    • Medicine To remove a nerve or section of a nerve.
    • To deprive of nerve, power, power, or courage; to make feeble or impotent; in order to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.
  • adjective:
    • Deprived of power; debilitated.
    • Made feeble; weakened.
    • Weakened; poor; without power of force.
    • Deprived of power; debilitated.
    • Made feeble; weakened.
    • Weakened; weak; without power of power.
    • Deprived of energy; debilitated.
    • Made feeble; weakened.
    • Weakened; weak; without strength of power.
  • verb:
    • to lessen power or energy; debilitate.
    • To deteriorate morally or psychologically.
    • To unnerve or faze.
    • To partly or entirely remove a nerve.
    • weaken mentally or morally
    • disturb the composure of
    • To reduce strength or energy; debilitate.
    • To damage morally or psychologically.
    • To unnerve or faze.
    • To partly or completely eliminate a nerve.
    • weaken mentally or morally
    • disrupt the composure of
    • to lessen strength or power; debilitate.
    • To damage morally or psychologically.
    • To unnerve or faze.
    • To partially or entirely pull a nerve.
    • weaken mentally or morally
    • disrupt the composure of
  • others:
    • To deprive of nerve, power, or power; weaken; render feeble: as, idleness and voluptuous indulgences enervate the body.
    • Figuratively, to rob of power or applicability; render ineffective; refute.
    • To slice the nerves of: as, to enervate a horse.
    • Synonyms To enfeeble, unnerve, debilitate, paralyze, unstring, unwind.
    • Weakened; weak; enervated.
    • To deprive of nerve, power, or strength; damage; render feeble: as, idleness and voluptuous indulgences enervate the human body.
    • Figuratively, to rob of power or applicability; render ineffective; refute.
    • To slice the nerves of: as, to enervate a horse.
    • Synonyms To enfeeble, unnerve, debilitate, paralyze, unstring, unwind.
    • Weakened; weak; enervated.
    • To deprive of neurological, power, or energy; weaken; render feeble: as, idleness and voluptuous indulgences enervate the human body.
    • Figuratively, to rob of power or applicability; render inadequate; refute.
    • To cut the nerves of: as, to enervate a horse.
    • Synonyms To enfeeble, unnerve, debilitate, paralyze, unstring, unwind.
    • Weakened; weak; enervated.

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