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Meaning of ENERVATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]i'nurvit, [v]'enur`veyt, 'enur`veyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  weaken mentally or morally
  2. [v]  disturb the composure of

ENERVATE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: faze, unnerve, unsettle
 See Also: discomfit, discompose, disconcert, unman, untune, upset, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \E*ner"vate\, a. [L. enervatus, p. p.]
    Weakened; weak; without strength of force. --Pope.
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