Enervate 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. [1913 Webster]

A man . . . enervated by licentiousness. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

And rhyme began t' enervate poetry. --Dryden.

Syn: To weaken; enfeeble; unnerve; debilitate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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