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enervate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enervate

  1. 1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality a lifetime of working in dreary jobs had enervated his very soul Synonyms of enervate castrate, damp, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, dehydrate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyWords Related to enervate burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms of enervate arouse, rouse, stir; charge, electrify, galvanize; excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms of enervate brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify

  2. 2 to diminish the physical strength of the surgery really enervated me for weeks afterwards Synonyms of enervate debilitate, devitalize, weaken, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, wasteWords Related to enervate cripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyzeNear Antonyms of enervate energize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughenAntonyms of enervate beef (up), fortify, strengthen

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