[ en-er-vey-tid ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century;from the Latin enervat- "weakened (by extraction of the sinews)," from the verb enervare, from e- (variant of ex-) "out of" + nervus "sinew"
  • debilitated deteriorated devitalized enfeebled fatigued
  • active energized invigorated refreshed strong
without vigor, force, or strength; languid
A) She felt too enervated to get out of bed after studying all night. B) He was enervated after spending a grueling twelve hours traveling, and could barely stand.
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