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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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or would the sight of it bring recollections calculated to enervate and distress?
Tenure corrupts, enervates, and dulls higher education.
For example, arguing that the display of a creche in a public space lacks any substantial religious content and expresses a legitimate secular purpose (surrounded as it was by a Christmas tree and depiction of a Santa Claus house) enervates religion of its true meaning (Lynch v.
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.