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The neglected gift was beginning to show signs of decay and enfeeblement.

Human strength increases with enhancement and decreases with enfeeblement.

Long after the political break-up and enfeeblement of the Arabs, this intellectual community of the Arab-speaking world endured.

His humility, that is, was precisely an example of moral vitality and insight rather than of moral awkwardness and enfeeblement.

The dream is not a pathological phenomenon, and it does not leave behind an enfeeblement of the mental faculties.

The coagulation may result from compression or from enfeeblement of the circulation.

Any enfeeblement of the normal and natural instinct of virility would show itself first in morbid aberrations.

A morbid idea of hope, due to the enfeeblement of his brain, took hold on him.

Admitting all this, however, these intellectual changes are not the principal cause of the enfeeblement of the church.

The mental symptoms are marked by greater facility and enfeeblement, while the paralysis of all the muscles steadily advances.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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