enervation

[ verb en-er-veyt; adjective ih-nur-vit ]SEE DEFINITION OF enervation

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENERVATION

There was therefore not only a denaturation, but an enervation of our poetry.

Nothing but harass, enervation, lassitude, deafening clamor.

And from this time his enervation was steadily on the increase.

The soirée at Sabine Marsy's had caused Vaudrey to feel something like the enervation that follows intoxication.

All this time the heavy sobbing of Felicien was heard, as upon the landing-place he wept in the enervation of hope.

Nor are luxury or enervation more powerful in their effects.

The feminine trick was pardoned to her because her unaccustomed betrayal of that form of enervation was desired.

But one could see that Abner was suffering more than the rest, and from something beyond the enervation of dog-days.

Hortense did not even seek to shake off the enervation into which her will was slowly sinking.

Perhaps the curious sense of enervation was due only to the heat of midsummer in a Southern city.

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