[ UK /ˈɛnəvˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. disturb the composure of
  2. weaken mentally or morally
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How To Use enervate In A Sentence

  • [1] But within a few days, apparently, of this date treatment employed on the advice of Dr Joshua Ward, so weakened a body already 'enervate' and emaciated, that at first the patient “was thought to be falling into the agonies of death.” Henry Fielding A Memoir
  • His enemies were enervated and lacked a strong voice.
  • One thing is certain: it has a tendency to enervate both body and mind, and were it not for the revivifying effects produced by a winter residence in the country, where gentlemen take to field sports, and ladies to razeed dresses, sensible shoes, and constitutional walks, the mortality among our "upper ten thousand" would, I believe, be frightful. Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada
  • Anything that uses up nerve-energy enervates, and the child becomes toxemic because the elimination of toxin is impeded.
  • Surgical options in the treatment of sialorrhea include surgery on the salivary glands and ducts, and surgery to denervate the glands.
  • The hot sun enervated her to the point of collapse.
  • I am not a fan of the time-wastin 'speechifyin', masturbatory roundtablin ', and high-fallutin' blue-ribbon panels that enervate our government. Bill Singer: Modern-Day Regulation: The Big Broom After the Circus Parade Passes
  • Remember the estimate of 10,000 jobs -- the one that "enervated" Sen. Charles Schumer? No Land Grab
  • Unlike the response of the denervated muscle to acetylcholine, this quick response of normal mammalian muscle is suppressed with great ease by curarine. Sir Henry Dale - Nobel Lecture
  • Feeling at once enervated and threatened, the enterprise collectively hunkers into a defensive, self-protective posture.
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