enervation


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Synonyms for enervation

the depletion or sapping of strength or energy

Synonyms for enervation

lack of vitality

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serious weakening and loss of energy

surgical removal of a nerve

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This is a very different woman from the two previously discussed; Maria Luisa radiates authority and life, rather than pale enervation. The authority and arrogance that Maria Luisa displays in Machado's poem--masculine characteristics--form part of her ugliness, especially since, as Spackman asserts, "virilization is part of uglification" in the Decadent imagination (163).
The anatomy of the porcine upper GI tract, especially the stomach and its neural enervation, is far more similar to corresponding human anatomy than are mouse or rat models.
The Samson hydrostatic test system; developed by Enervation, relies on hydraulic drive.
By Unconditional Surrender, I had decided that Rodska's was actually an ideal voice for Guy's story because it naturally conveys enervation, resignation, and gentle stupefaction.
Thus, from its earliest usage, kitsch was linked with a cheap(ened) form of art, something either mass-produced or produced hastily, and without much aesthetic merit or taste." Kjellman-Ghapin (2013: xi) also elaborated that "many early discussions of kitsch centered on its assumed parasitic relationship to and potential enervation of 'high' art."
Negative stress-coping strategies such as consuming stimulating beverages or alcohol (or both) coupled with the general enervation that frequently accompanies stress can have a huge (primarily negative) impact on the lives of students suffering from stress.
On physical examination she was found to have diminished right knee reflex with decreased sensation to pinprick in the pattern of the right femoral nerve enervation including the anterior right thigh and the medial right lower leg.
Chris's return exacerbates Kitty's traumatic symptoms, which include emotional inertia and the gradual enervation of her body, by erasing and denying the social component of her traumatic experience.
For the speaker this means that his mind is numbed, arrested, passively overtaken by the uncanny, oppressive, disintegrative power of what he perceives: "Nerve and feeling, the power to resolve and act, are submerged in a clarity of enervation," writes Bayley.
His critique dismisses the academic essayists, creatures of the emerging system, whose "lack of the critical faculty" was both product and cause of what he saw as a new norm of enervation in American literature which had developed with the rise of mass culture since the war ended in 1945: "too lumpy for the particular" (233).
White is used to describe the lovely marble statues in the cathedral, again something cold, and then `...the white faces of starving children...', a picture of lack lustre and lack of colour conveying the essential semanticity of hunger, starvation and enervation.
"This kind of spectacle might work onstage, where numb enervation can sometimes be mistaken for exhilaration," (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/22/movies/22phan.html) wrote New York Times critic A.O.
If a president fails to reorder, enervation will both persist and deepen, challenging every following president--regardless of affiliation--to reorder politics until someone succeeds in doing so.
The Wealthy Jew uses the very symbols of ethnic subjugation (purity of blood-lines, the cultural triumph of the Christian narrative) to claim a global "home": "No soil is foreign to my people, for have we not conquered all lands with the story of your Nativity?" On the one hand, the speaker denigrates the mixing of blood as a sign of cultural and racial enervation; on the other, he envisions an inevitable mixing of blood (and tacit resulting formulation of kinship) in the act of war.
Even mild dehydration leads to poor judgment, enervation, headaches, small-motor muscle failures and worse.