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ENERV'ATE, adjective [infra.] Weakened; weak; without strength or force.

1. To deprive of nerve, force or strength; to weaken; to render feeble. Idleness and voluptuous indulgences enervate the body. Vices and luxury enervate the strength of state.

2. To cut the nerves; as, to enervate a horse.