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Meaning of ENFEEBLE

Pronunciation:  en'feebul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
 

ENFEEBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: debilitate, drain
 
 See Also: emaciate, macerate, waste, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abate, afflict, attenuate, blunt, bugger, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, deaden, debilitate, de-energize, derange, devitalize, disable, disenable, disorder, drain, dull, enervate, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, gruel, hamstring, hors de combat, hospitalize, inactivate, incapacitate, indispose, invalid, kibosh, lame, lay low, lay up, maim, mitigate, put, queer, queer the works, rattle, reduce, sabotage, sap, shake, shake up, sicken, soften up, spike, unbrace, undermine, unfit, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, weaken, wing, wreck
 

 

 

 

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