- without vigor, force, or strength; languid.
Origin of enervated
- to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
Origin of enervate
Related Words for enervatedweakened, debilitated, tired, incapacitated, limp, spent, languishing, deteriorated, fatigued, prostrate, paralyzed, enfeebled, undermined, unnerved, sapped, feeble, lackadaisical, languid, listless
Examples from the Web for enervated
Historical Examples of enervated
Their contact with the Mussalmans has neither relaxed nor enervated that condition.Les Parsis
Who would not soon be enervated in that tropical and luxurious atmosphere?St. Winifred's
Frederic W. Farrar
Then they walked along in silence, enervated by the warmth of the air.Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
Yet ease had not enervated him, nor position made him proud.A Man's Value to Society
Newell Dwight Hillis
Do not think that calamity has chilled my heart, or enervated my mind.Basil
- (tr) to deprive of strength or vitality; weaken physically or mentally; debilitate
- deprived of strength or vitality; weakened
Word Origin for enervate
c.1600, from Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare "to weaken" (see enervation). Related: Ennervated; ennervating.
- To remove a nerve or nerve part.
- To cause weakness or a reduction of strength.