from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of enervating, or the state of being enervated; reduction or weakening of strength; effeminacy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of weakening, or reducing strength.
  • noun The state of being weakened; effeminacy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Act of enervating; debilitation.
  • noun State of being enervated; debility.

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

  • noun serious weakening and loss of energy
  • noun surgical removal of a nerve
  • noun lack of vitality


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  • I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.

    (Arthur Rimbaud)

    March 12, 2008