Definitions

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  • adjective causing the loss of strength or vigor.

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  • verb Present participle of enervate.

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  • adjective causing debilitation

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Examples

  • It soon becomes enervating, which is why politics rarely engage serious people's attentioo these days and are a falling market in media coverage.

    John Rentoul today puts Trevor Kavanagh and myself in the...

  • Yes, I'm critical, but I'm also firmly in this show's grip and don't deny it. 24 is a classic example of why "enervating" rhymes with "entertaining."

    Archive 2008-05-18

  • Yes, I'm critical, but I'm also firmly in this show's grip and don't deny it. 24 is a classic example of why "enervating" rhymes with "entertaining."

    24: If 6 Was 16:9

  • For your own sake, nip this kind of enervating speculation in the bud.

    Author! Author! » 2006 » April

  • If we wanted to bully the weak, we’d support the kind of enervating garbage that liberals have spent the last fifty years trying to push onto the disadvantaged.

    What Some Feminists Demanded in 1967

  • If we wanted to bully the weak, we’d support the kind of enervating garbage that liberals have spent the last fifty years trying to push onto the disadvantaged.

    What Some Feminists Demanded in 1967

  • "I've been thinking, ies kind of enervating to live where ies warm-to-hot all the time -- and I think we've

    And all the Stars a Stage

  • What was needed was the creation of the “sober, industrious, and thrifty” worker who rejected “riotous living,” “the display of enervating luxury,” and “the insane attempt to keep up appearances which are not legitimate.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Hunt's bold innovation is to bring that "black dog" to furry life as an insistent, insidious and enervating presence, sometimes known as Black Pat and sometimes - taking the name of Churchill's home - as Mr. Chartwell.

    Book World: 'Mr. Chartwell' reviewed by Ron Charles

  • A series of enervating campus visits is marked by interchangeably chirpy undergraduate tour guides united by their ability to walk backward while extolling the school's a capella groups and reassuring parents about the high priority placed on security.

    A Craving for Acceptance

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