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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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Second, never do enervated conditions--like those that Skowronek admits seem to exist during Grover Cleveland's second, nonconsecutive, term--abate until presidents (like William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt) succeed in reordering and rejuvenating politics (1993, 48).
The old unerring confidence, that "I'll make you love me" spirit that enervated her early catalog, has given way to a melancholy that admits the singer can't make her lovers transcend their limitations any more than the Material Girl could stop herself from trashing fellow celebrities.
The autonomous individual in whose name Spinoza wrote now seems adrift rather than self-directed, enervated rather than emancipated.
Empson saw Gardner's edition as an attempt to further institutionalize the enervated, de-historicized Donne, and his attempt to block the process led him to a careful critique of her work, in which he effectively pointed to some perilous cracks in its foundation.
A proactive, formal career development program will keep doctors enervated and engaged.
If you want to reduce or eliminate your meat consumption, but have dithered for fear of mutating into some sort of pale, enervated, preachy vegetarian, this is an excellent guide.
Alas, however, as a mystery Babel falls woefully short; in the silly, enervated plot an arty, expatriate female claims that a black poet (based on Leroi Jones?) beat her up.
While he's been repeatedly drawn to it as actor and director, he has usually found himself enervated after the work, and at times questioned the morality of producing nihilistic texts in a society where hope is already a rare commodity.
Sheriff recognizes that merchant profits were in part reinvested in productive activities in Eastern Africa, but he asserts that, because this took the form of "moneylending," it actually undermined and "enervated" the viability of the productive sector.
He has enervated his supporters and demobilized an army of workers who, whether he likes it or not, are driven by the very ideological ideals he denies.
He said the world kept imposing its will on the enervated Pakistan, adding the path of unconstitutional adventures could have been stanched.
It enervated a gig in which the focal point until then had been the overworked stagehand who came on after every song to change Chapin Carpenter's guitar.