Definition of enfeeble in English:

enfeeble

Line breaks: en|fee¦ble
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfiːb(ə)l
 
, ɛn-/

verb

[with object] (often as adjective enfeebled)

Derivatives

enfeeblement

noun
More example sentences
  • Once again, though with sympathy and concern this time, he was writing of a grave ailment: the pandemic enfeeblement in Australia's institutions of higher learning.
  • What worries me is that there will be enfeeblement, helplessness, that I will go on for years unable to sense my decline, my lunacy, and oblivious to all my indignities.
  • Driven by ever accelerating information technology and the greed of the affluent, this process is leading inexorably to an enfeeblement of the weak and alienation of the poor.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French enfeblir, from en- (expressing a change of state) + feble 'feeble'.

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