Definition of Enervate

1. Verb. Weaken mentally or morally.

Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Enervation, Enervation

2. Verb. Disturb the composure of. "The bad news will enervate him"
Exact synonyms: Faze, Unnerve, Unsettle
Specialized synonyms: Unman
Generic synonyms: Discomfit, Discompose, Disconcert, Untune, Upset

Definition of Enervate

1. v. t. To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.

2. a. Weakened; weak; without strength of force.

Definition of Enervate

1. Verb. (transitive) To reduce strength or energy; debilitate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To weaken morally or mentally. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To unnerve or faze. ¹

4. Verb. (medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve. ¹

5. Adjective. Made feeble; weakened. ¹

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Definition of Enervate

1. to deprive of strength or vitality [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Enervate

energy principle
energy replacement time
energy shot
energy shots
energy source
energy sources
energy state
energy transfer
energy unit
enervate (current term)

Literary usage of Enervate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"TO WEAKEN, ENFEEBLE, DEBILITATE, enervate, INVALIDATE. To WEAKEN is to make weak (r. Weak), and is, as before, ..."

2. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"reft, to drown, to self drowning /. sign, phenomenon, ion ¡form, /. manifestation, at Erschlaffen, vt to relax, to weaken, to enervate Erschlaffend, ..."

3. The History of Ancient Europe: With a View of the Revolutions in Asia and by William Russell (1801)
"... the practitioners of all the arts that have a tendency LETTRE to debauch the manners, or enervate the courage of , a people'33. ..."

4. The Science of Wealth: A Manual of Political Economy. Embracing the Laws of by Amasa Walker (1869)
"1st, It tends to enervate the laborer, because it does not, as a general fact, give full activity and development to all the functions of the body. ..."

5. Select Anecdotes and Instructive Incidents: Taken from Publications of by John Barclay (1833)
"... although generally considered innocent, seem calculated to enervate the mind of the reader, and indispose it. for perusing the scriptures and other ..."

6. Gems from Fable-land: A Collection of Fables Illustrated by Facts by William Oland Bourne (1854)
"... HOW TO enervate A PEOPLE. WHEN Cyrus received intelligence that the Lydians had revolted from him, he told Croesus, with a good deal of emotion, ..."

7. Technological Dictionary: English-Spanish and Spanish-English of Words and by Néstor Ponce de León (1920)
"potencial, potential energy, enérgico- active, energetic. energía, force, energy, activity, power, vigor. enervar, to unnerve, to enervate. ..."

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