verb (used with object), en·er·vat·ed, en·er·vat·ing.
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Origin of enervate
OTHER WORDS FROM enervateen·er·va·tion, nounen·er·va·tive, adjectiveen·er·va·tor, nounnon·en·er·vat·ing, adjective
Words nearby enervate
Example sentences from the Web for enervate
This was the beginning of the fatal practice destined in the end to enervate France and demoralize the army.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Then as they are almost all fighting men (tata toa) they are restricted that they may not weaken or enervate themselves.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
What is the use of wondrous gifts of language, if they are employed to enervate, p. 19and not to ennoble, their hearers?The Claims of Labour|Arthur Helps
To enervate, irritate, or corrupt the body is to produce a like effect upon the mind.
They are full of weaknesses and pains that wear out life and enervate all their mental and spiritual powers.