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enfeeble, debilitate, drainverb
"Life in the camp drained him"
To make feeble.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To weaken; to enervate; to deprive of strength.
Etymology: from feeble.
I’ve belied a lady,
The princess of this country; and the air on’t
Revengingly enfeebles me William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
My people are with sickness much enfeebled. William Shakespeare, H. V.
Much hath hell debas’d, and pain
Enfeebl’d me, to what I was in heav’n! John Milton, Parad. Lost.
Some there are that employ their time in affairs infinitely below the dignity of their persons; and being called by God, or the republick, to bear great burdens, do enfeeble their understandings, and disable their persons, by sordid and brutish business. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.
Sure, nature form’d me of her softest mould,
Enfeebled all my soul with tender passions,
And sunk me even below my own weak sex. Joseph Addison, Cato.
to make feeble; to deprive of strength; to reduce the strength or force of; to weaken; to debilitate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-fē′bl, v.t. to make feeble: to weaken.—n. Enfee′blement, weakening: weakness.
The numerical value of enfeeble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of enfeeble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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