enfeebling enfeebling

Definition(s):

  • (adj) causing debilitation

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Lack of oxygen stimulates instead of enfeebling these secondary centres, and they send out stronger and stronger impulses to the respiration muscles.
  2. The secret of father Sitwell's impressiveness was not so much that he was very rich but that he never so much as recognized such enfeebling concepts as self-doubt and humility.
  3. Saddam is not the only one worried about the Kurds; the allies, who, by enfeebling Saddam, made the Kurdish victories possible, are concerned too.

Quotes

  1. "The two measures will put Australia at the forefront of fighting this enfeebling disease," Mr Howard told residents of a nursing home at Marsfield in Sydney's north-west.
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: John Howard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. As French lawyer and economist Brillat-Savarin wrote in his book, The Physiology of Taste, salad "freshens without enfeebling and fortifies without irritating."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Source: Philippine Star

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /