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enervate (verb) weaken.
When a person loses their energy and feels tired they are enervated. You feel enervated after a long day’s work; that is, you feel tired and weak at the end of the day. Working in hot sun enervates us. That is, we feel weak when we work in hot sun. Starvation and hunger enervate us, as we feel weak if we are hungry or starving.
- After having walked a long way, Jimmy felt totally enervated; he had no strength left in him even to cook his food, and collapsed into bed.
- Sitting for long hours casting accounts in the office enervated Old Sam. All that he would do after reaching home is have a little to eat and then go to bed. He found little energy to spend time with his family.