[ US /ɛnˈfibəɫ/ ]
  1. make weak
    Life in the camp drained him
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How To Use enfeeble In A Sentence

  • They are better suited to the decimation and enfeeblement of vulnerable civilians than to destroying promptly an enemy's military units.
  • In many other particulars he enfeebles, dandifies, and sentimentalises Dante's fierce, abrupt tragedy; holding the reader by the button while he prattles in his garrulous way of Paulo's "taste" -- A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century
  • If you think about it not that you will while you're watching this show, "Matilda" addresses many of the national worries that dominate the daily news here: an enfeebled and ineffective education system, corrupt business practices, abuses of power, organized crime, the mind-rotting effects of bad television, the imperilment of public libraries and the popularity of those tacky dance competitions. NYT > Global Home
  • Only a complete withdrawal of all U.S. troops - within six months and with no preconditions - can break the paralysis that now enfeebles our diplomacy and the greatest obstacles to cutting and running are the psychological inhibitions of our leaders and the public:" Lt Gen William E. Odom (ret) FINALLY, A QUICK, DECISIVE AND HONORABLE EXIT PLAN FOR IRAQ
  • When President Bush stands before Congress on Wednesday night to deliver his State of the Union address, it is a safe bet that he will not announce that one of his goals is the long-term enfeeblement of the Democratic Party. January 2005
  • A plate of aluminium about fifteen millimetres thick, though it enfeebled the action seriously, did not cause the fluorescence to disappear entirely.
  • What ought to lead France to join with America is the great enfeeblement of England to be effected by the subtraction of a third of her Empire. Robert Naiman: Could a "Great Negotiation" End the War in Afghanistan?
  • The mind or intellect seems to be enfeebled by sentiment today as your head and heart tug you in different directions.
  • One out of three got worse - it actually enfeebled their work.
  • It is, however, simply a mark of the enfeeblement of Parliament that it now has the time to concern itself with froth and trivia. Give Us Back Our Country & Our County
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