Enervate Definition

ĕnər-vāt
enervated, enervates, enervating
verb
enervated, enervates, enervating
To deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or morally; devitalize; debilitate.
Webster's New World
To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
American Heritage
To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
American Heritage Medicine
adjective
Deprived of strength; debilitated.
American Heritage Medicine
Enervated; weakened.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Enervate

  • Latin ēnervāre ēnervāt- ē-, ex- ex- nervus sinew (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare (to weaken)

    From Wiktionary

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