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Synonyms for enervate

to lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of

Synonyms for enervate

weaken mentally or morally

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disturb the composure of

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Bell argues convincingly that novelists such as Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed are able to transcend the despair that enervates the work of writers such as Alain Robbe-Grillet, John Barth, and Ronald Sukenick because they can still tap into a vital tradition supplying potent spiritual and moral values as well as political energy.
Dixon was negligent in the "removal of lymph node masses by severing the nerve which enervates the trapezius and left paraspinal musculature, and in failing to properly evaluate, diagnose and treat her symptoms.
God has wrapped our bones with flesh, and enervates that flesh with longing.
Nevertheless, Arendt employs B-movie imagery as an analogue for what she sees as our overwhelming immersion in "the social," the enveloping force which enervates our personal freedom and acts as a dehumanizing, depoliticizing force.