Word of the Day: enervate

enervate (verb: EN-uhr-vayt, adj.: i-NUHR-vit)

verb transitive: to deprive of strength or vitality.
adjective: deprived of strength; weakened.

From Latin enervare (to weaken), from ex- (out) + nervus (sinew). Earliest documented use: 1603

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“Dan Perjovschi has seen how rule by fear can twist and enervate a society.”
R.C. Baker; Best in Show; The Village Voice (New York); Aug 8, 2007.

Reply With Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.