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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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