enfeeble

Part of speech: noun

Enfeeblement.

Part of speech: verb

To render feeble.

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Usage examples "enfeeble":

  1. It would be madness to enfeeble and imperil the United States because we believe peace the chief blessing of the nations. - "Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace", George Hebard Maxwell.
  2. Unlike the realm of Britain,- where the 'golden youth' enfeeble their intellects by the perusal of such poor and slangy journalism that they have lost both the art and wit to comprehend brilliant political writing,- the inhabitants of this particular corner of the sunny south were always ready to worship genius wherever even the smallest glimmer of it appeared,- and the admiration Leroy's writings excited was fast becoming universal, though for the most part these writings were extremely inflammable in nature, and rated both King and Court soundly. - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.
  3. Every bud that can reach the air and light will start upward, and thus there may be a thick growth of incipient vines that will crowd and enfeeble each other. - "The Home Acre", E. P. Roe.