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 Meanings and Examples of ENERVATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
Classic Sentence:
1  He had once before felt in his own person this overpowering of the fervid by the inanimate; but then it had tended to enervate a passion far sweeter than that which at present pervaded him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
2  Morrel hesitated to advance; he dreaded the enervating effect of all that he saw.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
3  Liza was as soft and enervated as Sappho was smart and abrupt.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 18
4  Sometimes coming out of her fragrant bath all warm and enervated, she would fall to musing on the nothingness of life, the sorrow, the labour, the malice of it.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  There is, in that mode of life, good mingled with evil, for if enervation is baleful, generosity is good and healthful.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window would enervate her.