E*ner"vate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enervated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Enervating.] [L. enervatus, p. p. of enervare, fr. enervis nerveless, weak; e out + nervus nerve. See Nerve.]

To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.

A man . . . enervated by licentiousness. Macaulay.

And rhyme began t' enervate poetry. Dryden.

Syn. -- To weaken; enfeeble; unnerve; debilitate.

 

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E*ner"vate (?), a. [L. enervatus, p. p.]

Weakened; weak; without strength of force.

Pope.

 

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