enervated

[ en-er-vey-tid ]
/ ˈɛn ərˌveɪ tɪd /

adjective

without vigor, force, or strength; languid.

Nearby words

  1. energy level,
  2. energy obesity,
  3. energy star program,
  4. energy-smart,
  5. enervate,
  6. enervating,
  7. enervation,
  8. enesco,
  9. enesco, georges,
  10. enescu

Origin of enervated

First recorded in 1650–60; enervate + -ed2

Related formsun·en·er·vat·ed, adjective

enervate

[ verb en-er-veyt; adjective ih-nur-vit ]
/ verb ˈɛn ərˌveɪt; adjective ɪˈnɜr vɪt /

verb (used with object), en·er·vat·ed, en·er·vat·ing.

to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.

adjective

Origin of enervate

1595–1605; < Latin ēnervātus weakened (past participle of ēnervāre) equivalent to ē- e-1 + nerv(us) sinew (see nerve) + -ātus -ate1; compare Anglo-French enervir, French énerver

Related formsen·er·va·tion, nounen·er·va·tive, adjectiveen·er·va·tor, nounnon·en·er·vat·ing, adjective

Can be confusedenergize enervate innervate invigorate

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British Dictionary definitions for enervated

enervate

verb (ˈɛnəˌveɪt)

(tr) to deprive of strength or vitality; weaken physically or mentally; debilitate

adjective (ɪˈnɜːvɪt)

deprived of strength or vitality; weakened
Derived Formsenervation, nounenervative, adjectiveenervator, noun

Word Origin for enervate

C17: from Latin ēnervāre to remove the nerves from, from nervus nerve, sinew

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Word Origin and History for enervated

enervate

v.

c.1600, from Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare "to weaken" (see enervation). Related: Ennervated; ennervating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for enervated

enervate

[ ĕnər-vāt′ ]

v.

To remove a nerve or nerve part.
To cause weakness or a reduction of strength.
Related formsen′er•vation n.


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