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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ēnervātus, past participle of ēnervō (to weaken).

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb): IPA(key): /ˌɛn.ə(ɹ)ˈveɪt/ (UK)
  • (adjective): IPA(key): /ˈɛn.ə(ɹ).vət/ (UK)

VerbEdit

enervate (third-person singular simple present enervates, present participle enervating, simple past and past participle enervated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce strength or energy; debilitate.
    After being laid off three times in a row, she felt too enervated to look for another job.
  2. (transitive) To weaken morally or mentally.
  3. (medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve.

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:enervate.

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AdjectiveEdit

enervate (comparative more enervate, superlative most enervate)

  1. Made feeble; weakened.

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

ēnervāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēnervātus