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enfeeble

[ en-fee-buhl ]
/ ɛnˈfi bəl /
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verb (used with object), en·fee·bled, en·fee·bling.
to make feeble; weaken: That bout of pneumonia enfeebled him.
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Origin of enfeeble

1300–50; Middle English enfeblen<Old French enfeblir.See en-1, feeble

OTHER WORDS FROM enfeeble

en·fee·ble·ment, nounenfeebler, nounun·en·fee·bled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enfeeble

enfeeble
/ (ɪnˈfiːbəl) /

verb
(tr) to make weak; deprive of strength

Derived forms of enfeeble

enfeeblement, nounenfeebler, noun
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