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enervate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enervate  \E*ner"vate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enervated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enervating}.]  [L.  enervatus  p.  p.  of  enervare,  fr 
  enervis  nerveless,  weak;  e  out  +  nervus  nerve.  See  {Nerve}.] 
  To  deprive  of  nerve,  force,  strength,  or  courage;  to  render 
  feeble  or  impotent;  to  make  effeminate;  to  impair  the  moral 
  powers  of 
 
  A  man  .  .  .  enervated  by  licentiousness.  --Macaulay. 
 
  And  rhyme  began  t'  enervate  poetry.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  weaken;  enfeeble;  unnerve;  debilitate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enervate  \E*ner"vate\,  a.  [L.  enervatus  p.  p.] 
  Weakened;  weak;  without  strength  of  force.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enervate 
  v  1:  weaken  mentally  or  morally 
  2:  disturb  the  composure  of  [syn:  {faze},  {unnerve},  {unsettle}] 




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