enfeeblement

enfeeble

[en-fee-buhl]
verb (used with object), enfeebled, enfeebling.
to make feeble; weaken: That bout of pneumonia enfeebled him.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English enfeblen < Old French enfeblir. See en-1, feeble

enfeeblement, noun
enfeebler, noun
unenfeebled, adjective


enervate, debilitate.
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enfeeble (ɪnˈfiːbəl)
 
vb
(tr) to make weak; deprive of strength
 
en'feeblement
 
n
 
en'feebler
 
n

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enfeeble
mid-14c., from O.Fr. enfeblir, from en- + feble (see feeble). Related: Enfeebled.
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