enervated

[en-er-vey-tid]
adjective
without vigor, force, or strength; languid.

Origin:
1650–60; enervate + -ed2

unenervated, adjective
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enervate

[v. en-er-veyt; adj. ih-nur-vit]
verb (used with object), enervated, enervating.
1.
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken. enfeeble, debilitate, sap, exhaust.
adjective

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin ēnervātus weakened (past participle of ēnervāre) equivalent to ē- e-1 + nerv(us) sinew (see nerve) + -ātus -ate1; compare Anglo-French enervir, French énerver

enervation, noun
enervative, adjective
enervator, noun
nonenervating, adjective

energize, enervate, innervate, invigorate.
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enervate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to deprive of strength or vitality; weaken physically or mentally; debilitate
 
adj
2.  deprived of strength or vitality; weakened
 
[C17: from Latin ēnervāre to remove the nerves from, from nervus nerve, sinew]
 
ener'vation
 
n
 
'enervative
 
adj
 
'enervator
 
n

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enervate
c.1600, from L. enervat-, pp. stem of enervare (see enervation). Related: Ennervated; ennervating.
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enervate en·er·vate (ěn'ər-vāt')
v. en·er·vat·ed, en·er·vat·ing, en·er·vates

  1. To remove a nerve or nerve part.

  2. To cause weakness or a reduction of strength.


en'er·va'tion n.
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Example sentences
With this weakness there is a condition of nervousness or irritability, accompanied by a languid and enervated feeling.
It has always been the tired, unintelligent, and enervated periods that have played with the dream of perpetual peace.
And the public, perhaps sufficiently enervated and confused by reality, was not eager to see it recreated on screen.
He had come in dehydrated, with sunken eyes, too enervated to even cry.
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