Enervate meaning

ĕnər-vāt
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.
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Deprived of strength; debilitated.
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(medicine) To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
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To deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or morally; devitalize; debilitate.
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Enervated; weakened.
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To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
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Deprived of strength; debilitated.
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(medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve.
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Enervate is defined as to weaken or take away physical, mental or moral strength.

An example of enervate is when a medication causes a person to lose his or her physical strength.

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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