Definition of Enfeebling

1. Adjective. Causing debilitation.

Exact synonyms: Debilitative, Enervating, Weakening
Similar to: Debilitating
Derivative terms: Debilitate



Definition of Enfeebling

1. Verb. (present participle of enfeeble) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enfeebling

1. enfeeble [v] - See also: enfeeble

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enfeebling

enfant terrible
enfantement
enfants
enfants terribles
enfasten
enfastened
enfastening
enfastens
enfeeble
enfeebled
enfeeblement
enfeeblements
enfeebler
enfeeblers
enfeebles
enfeebling (current term)
enfeeblished
enfelon
enfeloned
enfelons
enfeoff
enfeoffed
enfeoffing
enfeoffment
enfeoffments
enfeoffs
enfermedad mental
enfested
enfetter
enfettered

Literary usage of Enfeebling

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1856)
"... or enfeebling of vision, and different precautions were used to moderate the effects of the gas, or diminishing the force of the jet, or its distance; ..."

2. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"... Each noble passion from thy breast erased, Nerveless in sloth, enfeebling arts thy boast, Oh ! Italy, how fallen, how low, how lost! ..."

3. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"... and cheeks the enfeebling sweats : and certainly, in some instances, is productive of effects which are sought in vain from quinine and other bitters. ..."

4. On the Functions of the Brain and of Each of Its Parts: With Observations on by Franz Josef Gall (1835)
"Excessive Propensity to kill, enfeebling Moral Liberty. There is in man an inclination, which varies in degree, from simple indifference at seeing animals ..."

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