enfeeble

enfeeble
Synonyms and related words:
abate, afflict, attenuate, blunt, bugger, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, de-energize, deaden, debilitate, derange, devitalize, disable, disenable, disorder, drain, dull, enervate, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, gruel, hamstring, hors de combat, hospitalize, inactivate, incapacitate, indispose, invalid, kibosh, lame, lay low, lay up, maim, mitigate, put, queer, queer the works, rattle, reduce, sabotage, sap, shake, shake up, sicken, soften up, spike, unbrace, undermine, unfit, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, weaken, wing, wreck

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  • Enfeeble — En*fee ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enfeebled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enfeebling}.] [OF. enfeblir, enfeiblir; pref. en (L. in) + feble, F. faible, feeble. See {Feeble}.] To make feeble; to deprive of strength; to reduce the strength or force of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • enfeeble — mid 14c., from O.Fr. enfeblir become weak, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + feble (see FEEBLE (Cf. feeble)). Related: Enfeebled …   Etymology dictionary

  • enfeeble — *weaken, debilitate, sap, undermine, cripple, disable Analogous words: impair, mar, harm, *injure: enervate, emasculate, *unnerve, unman Antonyms: fortify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enfeeble — [v] make very weak attenuate, blunt, cripple, debilitate, deplete, devitalize, diminish, disable, exhaust, fatigue, incapacitate, sap, undermine, unhinge, unnerve, weaken, wear out; concepts 240,252 Ant. strengthen …   New thesaurus

  • enfeeble — ► VERB ▪ weaken. DERIVATIVES enfeeblement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enfeeble — [en fē′bəl, infē′bəl] vt. enfeebled, enfeebling [ME enfeblen < OFr enfeblir] to make feeble enfeeblement n …   English World dictionary

  • enfeeble — transitive verb (enfeebled; enfeebling) Etymology: Middle English enfeblen, from Anglo French enfebler, enfeblir, from en + feble feeble Date: 14th century to make feeble ; deprive of strength Synonyms: see weaken • enfeeblement noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enfeeble — enfeeblement, n. enfeebler, n. /en fee beuhl/, v.t., enfeebled, enfeebling. to make feeble; weaken: That bout of pneumonia enfeebled him. [1300 50; ME enfeblen < OF enfeblir. See EN 1, FEEBLE] Syn. enervate, debilitate. * * * …   Universalium

  • enfeeble — verb To make feeble. ...the gout, with which he had long been tormented, prevailed over the enfeebled powers of nature. Syn: weaken …   Wiktionary

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