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enervate

(ĕn′ər-vāt′)
tr.v. ener·vated, ener·vating, ener·vates
Medicine To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
adj. (ĭ-nûr′vĭt)
Deprived of strength; debilitated.

en′er·va′tion n.
en′er·va′tive adj.
en′er·va′tor n.

enervate

(ĕn′ĕr-vāt)
To make weak or to lessen the vitality of.
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In the new formulation, it is thus possible for a president to encounter enervated conditions and fail to complete any or all of the required reordering tasks.
He went crackers over two crackers against Worcestershire (Sky Sports): made beatific look bland, ecstatic look enervated and euphoric look like Colin Montgomerie.
Following a nocturnal encounter, Ernaux finds herself exhausted, enervated, practically unable to function.
Were he here, his exhortation for the twenty-first century might be not to astound, for we have become enervated by astonishment, but to delight.
Thus, they are not enervated (no nerves), rendering them unresponsive to the control of epinephrine (adrenaline).
The monks' enervated state was the result of eliminating several hours of Gregorian chant from their daily routine.
Some so enervated her that she would be out of breath after climbing a few stairs.
ARS celebrates its 25th anniversary with a handful of original members providing enervated acoustic reprises of six ARS classics (``So Into You,'' ``Imaginary Lover,'' ``Do It or Die,'' etc.
Frustrated, enervated, but not surprised, I retreat inward, managing a few menial tasks but keeping my powder dry for the next skirmish.
An enervated Denis barely musters a hint of narrative to contain or explain the orgiastic bloodletting; a shadow plot involving Vincent Gallo as an American doctor struggling with his own bloodlust while on honeymoon in Paris is both cursory and ludicrous.
Have eight years of Bill Clinton and the Wall Street boom left progressives so enervated that even Ralph Nader has to go looking for anti-corporate allies on the right?
Rue des pas perdus follows the peregrinations of a series of characters as antitypes in an urban setting: a postal employee, his co-worker and lover, and their enervated host, Gerard; a taxi driver who is searching for his Toyota together with Letoile, an apparently streetwise ten- year-old boy; a jester of the ravine; and a brothel-keeper who continually addresses herself as if to an audience of listeners.