enervate

enervate
Synonyms and related words:
abate, afflict, attenuate, beat, blunt, break, burn out, castrate, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, deaden, debilitate, defeat, demasculinize, dematerialize, derange, desex, desexualize, devitalize, disable, disembody, disorder, do in, do up, drain, dull, effeminize, emasculate, enfeeble, etherealize, etiolate, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, fag, fag out, fatigue, flag, frazzle, gruel, harass, hospitalize, incapacitate, indispose, invalid, jade, knock out, knock up, lay low, lay up, mitigate, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary, poop, poop out, prostrate, rarefy, rattle, reduce, sap, shake, shake up, sicken, soften up, spiritualize, sterilize, strain, subtilize, tire, tire out, tire to death, tucker, unbrace, undermine, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, use up, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, weary, wilt, wind

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  • Enervate — E*ner vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enervated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enervating}.] [L. enervatus, p. p. of enervare, fr. enervis nerveless, weak; e out + nervus nerve. See {Nerve}.] To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Enervate — E*ner vate, a. [L. enervatus, p. p.] Weakened; weak; without strength of force. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enervate — index debilitate, depreciate, disable, disarm (divest of arms), eviscerate, exhaust (deplete), extenuate …   Law dictionary

  • enervate — (v.) c.1600, from L. enervatus, pp. of enervare to weaken (see ENERVATION (Cf. enervation)). Related: Ennervated; ennervating …   Etymology dictionary

  • enervate — *unnerve, emasculate, unman Analogous words: *weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, undermine, sap, disable: *abase, demean, debase, degrade: exhaust, jade, fatigue, *tire, weary Antonyms: harden, inure Contrasted words: energize, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enervate — [v] tire, wear out debilitate, devitalize, disable, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, incapacitate, jade, paralyze, sap, unnerve, vitiate, weaken, weary; concepts 156,225,250 Ant. activate, animate, empower, energize, invigorate, liven, strengthen …   New thesaurus

  • enervate — ► VERB ▪ cause to feel drained of energy. DERIVATIVES enervation noun. ORIGIN Latin enervare weaken (by extraction of the sinews) , from nervus sinew …   English terms dictionary

  • enervate — [en′ər vāt΄; ] for adj. [ ē nʉr′vit, ē nʉr′vāt΄] vt. enervated, enervating [< L enervatus, pp. of enervare < enervis, nerveless, weak < e , out + nervus, NERVE] to deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or… …   English World dictionary

  • enervate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. weaken, devitalize, unnerve, paralyze, soften, emasculate, unman, debilitate, enfeeble, effeminate. See impotence, weakness.Ant., innervate, invigorate. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. debilitate,… …   English dictionary for students

  • enervate oneself — index carouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • enervate / innervate —    Innervate means to supply with nerves or vitality : The therapist innervated the shoulders with massage.    Enervate is to weaken or destroy the vitality of: The negative attitude enervated her enthusiasm …   Confused words

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