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
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Example sentences from the Web for enervating
Come 6:30, the long, enervating adventure was gaveled close, at last setting everyone free.Obamacare 37, Republicans 0: House GOP Loses Again on Repeal Vote|Michelle Cottle|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the slog to November 6th has been dispiriting and enervating enough to put many of us in touch with our inner 4-year-old.A Crying Toddler Viral Video Reflects Cranky, Exhausting Election|Michelle Cottle|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Arctic lands labor is paralyzed by cold as it is by heat in the enervating and overproductive Tropics.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
As it leads to vain regrets, it is at best an enervating enjoyment, and a needless pain.Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists|James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
He has had more than enough of that enervating work in Greek waters.In Greek Waters|G. A. Henty
The air is weighted down with heavy, resinous odours, and an enervating warmth has descended to the depths of the lower forests.In the Brooding Wild|Ridgwell Cullum
The river was now but a source of enervating intoxication, voluptuous languor, which disturbed them strangely.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola