enfeeble

[ en-fee-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF enfeeble

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENFEEBLE

Nothing could enfeeble that, it seemed heroic, and covered all other laches.

Usually they enfeeble the sympathies, and often overlie and smother them.

There is no money in the treasury, and so they enfeeble her instead of strengthening.

There, no petty circle of society can fetter the energies or enfeeble the endeavors.

But in poverty there is also a tendency to intimidate, to enfeeble, to benumb.

Every time we cut ourselves off from nutrition, we enfeeble them.

It has isolated interests in order to subjugate them; it has sundered all to enfeeble all.

These meditations did not enfeeble my resolution, or slacken my pace.

It will, I fear, enfeeble the interest, which he might otherwise take in the result.

Self-coddling and the fear of living strenuously, enfeeble character and result in half-successes.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French enfeblir "become weak," from en- (see en- (1)) + feble (see feeble). Related: Enfeebled; enfeebling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENFEEBLE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.