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 for enervate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral
     powers of.
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           A man . . . enervated by licentiousness. --Macaulay.
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           And rhyme began t' enervate poetry.      --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To weaken; enfeeble; unnerve; debilitate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enervate \E*ner"vate\, a. [L. enervatus, p. p.]
     Weakened; weak; without strength of force. --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  enervate
      v 1: weaken mentally or morally
      2: disturb the composure of [syn: faze, unnerve, enervate,
         unsettle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "enervate":
     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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