3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Enervate \E*ner"vate\, verb (used with an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

enervated \enervated\ adjective lacking strength or vigor.

Syn: adynamic, asthenic, debilitated. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: lacking strength or vigor [syn: {adynamic}, {asthenic}, {debilitated}, {enervated}]

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