verb en·fee·ble \in-ˈfē-bəl, en-\
en·fee·bleden·fee·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of ENFEEBLE

transitive verb
:  to make feeble :  deprive of strength
en·fee·ble·ment \-bəl-mənt\ noun

Examples of ENFEEBLE

  1. <long periods of being confined to a hospital bed will enfeeble anyone>

Origin of ENFEEBLE

Middle English enfeblen, from Anglo-French enfebler, enfeblir, from en- + feble feeble
First Known Use: 14th century


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