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This was the beginning of the fatal practice destined in the end to enervate France and demoralize the army.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
Then as they are almost all fighting men (tata toa) they are restricted that they may not weaken or enervate themselves.
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAWILLIAM BLIGH
What is the use of wondrous gifts of language, if they are employed to enervate, p. 19and not to ennoble, their hearers?
THE CLAIMS OF LABOURARTHUR HELPS
To enervate, irritate, or corrupt the body is to produce a like effect upon the mind.
AIMS AND AIDS FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMENGEORGE SUMNER WEAVER
They are full of weaknesses and pains that wear out life and enervate all their mental and spiritual powers.
AIMS AND AIDS FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMENGEORGE SUMNER WEAVER
To diminish the strength of the social bond would be to enervate not to invigorate society.
THE LIFE OF SIR JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN, BART., K.C.S.I.SIR LESLIE STEPHEN
If any method could be devised to enervate the English colonies it would be to establish in them the Inquisition.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Wine and other luxuries have a tendency to enervate the mind and make men less brave in battle.
THROUGH THE YEAR WITH FAMOUS AUTHORSMABEL PATTERSON
Don't enervate your strength to do light by accepting the fatal doctrine of vicarious atonement.
MEN, WOMEN, AND GODSHELEN H. GARDENER
An artful cabal in that council would be able to distract and to enervate the whole system of administration.
THE FEDERALIST PAPERSALEXANDER HAMILTON, JOHN JAY, AND JAMES MADISON
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WORDS RELATED TO ENERVATE

  • attenuates
  • bleeds
  • blunts
  • cripples
  • debilitates
  • depletes
  • destroys
  • devitalizes
  • disables
  • drains
  • enervates
  • enfeebles
  • erodes
  • exhausts
  • impairs
  • prostrates
  • robs
  • ruins
  • subverts
  • undermines
  • vitiates
  • wears down
  • wrecks
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