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synonyms for enfeeble

  • attenuate
  • blunt
  • cripple
  • debilitate
  • deplete
  • devitalize
  • diminish
  • disable
  • exhaust
  • fatigue
  • incapacitate
  • sap
  • undermine
  • unhinge
  • unnerve
  • weaken
  • wear out
See also synonyms for: enfeebled
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antonyms for enfeeble

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • enable
  • encourage
  • energize
  • expand
  • help
  • increase
  • invigorate
  • refresh
  • strengthen
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How to use enfeeble in a sentence

The abstention of a single sense from the coupling is enough to enfeeble the pleasure very greatly.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
Mere antiquarianism, Dr Arnold justly observes, is calculated to contract and enfeeble the understanding.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration.
FROM FARM HOUSE TO THE WHITE HOUSEWILLIAM M. THAYER
The haze of years may magnify all the nobler outlines, while it conceals all that would enfeeble their dignity.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 356, JUNE, 1845VARIOUS
Breeding in and in, to a certainty, would enfeeble their intellects as surely as their constitutions.
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
But a disused organ is very likely to become a seat of disease and to thus enfeeble or destroy the whole body.
THE WHENCE AND THE WHITHER OF MANJOHN MASON TYLER
The passing mark rather than real training seems to be made the goal of our endeavors even if we enfeeble the child by so doing.
THE RECONSTRUCTED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
Besides these, there are other influences which enfeeble the health of a great number of workers, intemperance most of all.
THE CONDITION OF THE WORKING-CLASS IN ENGLAND IN 1844FREDERICK ENGELS
That very store of merit thou must enlarge, thou shouldst not enfeeble the ranks of the benefactors.
THE GTAKAMLRYA SRA
How plainly this shows that hardness, even of an extreme character, braces up the body; softness and self-indulgence enfeeble it.
THE DISCIPLINE OF WARJOHN HASLOCH POTTER
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WORDS RELATED TO ENFEEBLE

  • abate
  • constrict
  • contract
  • cripple
  • debilitate
  • deflate
  • disable
  • dissipate
  • enfeeble
  • extenuate
  • lessen
  • mitigate
  • sap
  • shrink
  • thin
  • undermine
  • vitiate
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