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  • adj. Weakened, debilitated or deprived of strength or vitality.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of enervate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. lacking strength or vigor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking strength or vigor


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  • Nor does the former mayor address the secondary point that the putatively omnipotent USSR 17 years later lost the Cold War to the apparently "enervated" USA.

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  • The stories are collectively a portrait of a certain kind of enervated sophistication that even the enervated sophisticates yearn to see upended.

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  • It felt like chewing string dipped in weed killer, but within a couple of minutes the trembling in his limbs gave way to a kind of enervated thrumming and the pounding in his head subsided to a manageable level.

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  • Christianity because he feared that it might otherwise lapse into a kind of enervated allegory.

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  • Remember the estimate of 10,000 jobs -- the one that "enervated" Sen. Charles Schumer?

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  • In short, our forty-fourth chief executive sought to end America's two-and-a-third centuries as a truly exceptional nation-more patriotic, more dynamic, more enterprising and freer than any other-to turn the republic into a kind of enervated satellite of Western Europe. News

  • I started thinking about the kind of enervated torpor-like state that CFS patients experience and I asked him if this could be related to CFS.


  • He can became a this out), or a kind of enervated huckster.

  • Eir reeled back, her figure transforming again into that of a norn warrior—shaking, sweating, enervated, and defeated.

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  • I think that a statist government necessarily requires an enervated populace devoted towards taxing the producers to death.

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  • excellent word. JK Rowling is famous for mis-using it.

    December 4, 2006