verb[with object] (often as adjective enervated or enervating)
- The day's ride had exhausted her already dwindled energy, and the night had truly enervated her.
- His enemies were enervated and lacked a strong voice.
- The lack of food enervated him and he couldn't produce the goods when they were required.
- A few weeks of the Blair, Bush, and Campbell vision of an enervate media might change their minds.
- After charging his age with being an enervate breed which is "ever on his knees before the footstool of Authority," he goes on to observe that the process of statute-making ought to make one pause before according so much unquestioned deference to statutes.
Early 17th century: from Latin enervat- 'weakened (by extraction of the sinews)', from the verb enervare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out of' + nervus 'sinew'.
Words that rhyme with enervaterenovate
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