verb (used with object), en·er·vat·ed, en·er·vat·ing.
Origin of enervate
Examples from the Web for enervate
The soft, rich landscapes of Italy enervate, while the rough mountainous country of the North imparts force and vigor.
Days passed; but his hour of crisis postponed itself, and all things combined to enervate him.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
They are full of weaknesses and pains that wear out life and enervate all their mental and spiritual powers.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women|George Sumner Weaver
An artful cabal in that council would be able to distract and to enervate the whole system of administration.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
The mild air seemed to enervate rather than to brace her system, and she grew daily more emaciated.Live to be Useful|Anonymous
Word Origin for enervate
c.1600, from Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare "to weaken" (see enervation). Related: Ennervated; ennervating.