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
Example sentences from the Web for enervate
I am feverish, horribly feverish, or rather I am in a state of feverish enervation, which makes my mind suffer as much as my body.
Of the voluptuous enervation that comes of such an hour he neither knew nor asked to know.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
This increased use of oxygen means healthy stimulation, growth of lung capacity, and exaltation of spirit without enervation.The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
Even illness, with its resulting weakness and enervation, forced nothing from her.Germinie Lacerteux|Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
The feminine trick was pardoned to her because her unaccustomed betrayal of that form of enervation was desired.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith