enervator

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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