Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of enfeeble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as debilitated, 2.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Despite ending his term enfeebled, he often tops popularity polls, as the French look back warmly on a man who stood against the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • How should he, while his mind was yet enfeebled from the cruel disappointments he had experienced on his arrival in England, be able to bear the tears of his mother, the sorrow of his two sisters? how console them for the loss they had sustained? how strengthen by his example their more tender minds, to endure what he feared the dissolute folly of his brother might yet bring upon them; while his own heart recoiled from the idea of meeting that brother, and was bleeding with the dreadful wounds inflicted by the uncertainty of what was become of Monimia; which, had he not entertained some hopes of hearing of her from his sister Selina, would have driven him to distraction!

    The Old Manor House

  • Also, why is Grace considered "enfeebled" because her life becomes focused on Sam (which seems natural in any new relationship), and Sam is not?

    Today's Book Review

  • The bill greatly modified and "enfeebled" as its original friends regarded it, finally passed on the day before the close of the first session.

    History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States

  • New Delhi: The BJP is "enfeebled" by so much "disarray" at the top never before witnessed in its history and its prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani himself "failed" to assert his leadership at "crucial points," says a key party strategist while analysing its poll debacle.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • In Europe, we can see how the welfare state puts in place a system of incentives that creates a new kind of enfeebled man, but that's not exactly correct.

    The Constitution Club

  • DELHI: The BJP was "enfeebled" by so much "disarray" at the top never before witnessed in its

    WN.com - Articles related to Bharti to keep busy despite MTN failure: analysts

  • New Delhi: The BJP is "enfeebled" by so much "disarray" at the top which it never before witnessed in its history, and its prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani himself "failed" to assert his leadership at "crucial points," says a key party strategist while analysing its poll debacle.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Diabetes had enfeebled the president since his 2009 election, sending him on near-monthly flights for treatment at neighboring Senegal's better-staffed hospitals, diplomats based in the two countries said.

    Guinea-Bissau President Dies

  • So you end up with a weak center unable to deliver recovery or reform, an angry, passionate right, and an enfeebled left reluctant to challenge their president until it is too late.

    Robert Kuttner: The Goons of August

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