- The definition of enervating is something that drains you of strength or vitality.
A long and serious illness is an example of something that would be described asenervating.
Variant of enervate
transitive verbenervated, enervating
to deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or morally; devitalize; debilitate
Origin of enervate; from Classical Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare ; from enervis, nerveless, weak ; from e-, out + nervus, nerve