- Present participle of enervate.
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.
- At the same time his rule, if not harsh, was enervating and demoralizing.
- The enervating heat of the sun can hardly be avoided in the desert.
- Although enervating, the climate of Siam, as is natural from the position of the country, is not one of extremes.
- The climate, especially from November to April, is somewhat enervating to the Englishman, but not unhealthy.
- Time alone can show how far these colonies are likely to be permanently successful, or how the subtly enervating influence of the climate will affect later generations.