enervation

Part of speech: noun

The act of enervating, or the state of being enervated; debility.

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Usage examples "enervation":

  1. She does not see, of course, that the new movement among women is a spiritual movement- that women, whose work has been taken away from them, are now beating at new doors, crying to be let in that they may take part in new labors, and thus save womanhood from the enervation which is threatening it. - "In Times Like These", Nellie L. McClung.
  2. Mrs. Carpenter was resting, in a very abandonment of rest; but in the abandonment of the moment shewing, as she did not use to shew it, the great enervation and prostration of her system. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
  3. Long- term consumption of poor- quality food causes enervation. - "How and When to Be Your Own Doctor", Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon.