enervating

[ verb en-er-veyt; adjective ih-nur-vit ]SEE DEFINITION OF enervating
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENERVATING

He is measurably freed from the seductions of enervating pleasures.

The darkness enfolded her like the enervating caress of a sombre universe.

The past is a dream; and, in the waking present, we should discard the enervating shadow.

Probably it was due to the enervating effects of civilisation.

Return to your bracing home, and leave this enervating London!

The enervating heat and humidity of perpetually cloudy Thymis.

The folds of her dress gave off the enervating scent of poppies.

The folds of her scarlet gown gave off the enervating smell of poppies.

To-night the atmosphere was light and soft, brilliant and enervating.

She felt a sudden melting, enervating tenderness for Brodrick's hat.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare "to weaken" (see enervation). Related: Ennervated; ennervating.

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