What does the word enervate mean?

Usage examples for enervate

  1. On each enervate string they taught the note To pant, or tremble through a eunuch's throat. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. The oppression of that stooping position, the lamp- smoke, the unusual strain on the muscles, the realization of a whole world of gold above and all about them, seemed to strangle and enervate them. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  3. Current thought and speech Is infested by the floating fragments of these two systems- by loose phrases, by vague notions, by superstitions, that enervate the human intellect and endanger social safety. – Studies in Literature by John Morley