from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To deprive of strength; make feeble.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make feeble; deprive of strength; reduce the strength or force of; weaken; debilitate; enervate: as, intemperance enfeebles the body; long wars enfeeble a state.
  • Synonyms See list under enervate.

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

  • transitive verb To make feeble; to deprive of strength; to reduce the strength or force of; to weaken; to debilitate.

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  • verb transitive To make feeble.

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  • verb make weak


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