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enfeebling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enfeeble  \En*fee"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enfeebled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enfeebling}.]  [OF.  enfeblir  enfeiblir  pref.  en-  (L. 
  in)  +  feble,  F.  faible,  feeble.  See  {Feeble}.] 
  To  make  feeble;  to  deprive  of  strength;  to  reduce  the 
  strength  or  force  of  to  weaken;  to  debilitate. 
 
  Enfeebled  by  scanty  subsistence  and  excessive  toil. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  Syn:  To  weaken;  debilitate;  enervate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enfeebling 
  adj  :  causing  debilitation  [syn:  {debilitative},  {enervating},  {weakening}] 




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