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  • v  weaken mentally or morally
  • v  disturb the composure of
  • s  causing debilitation

  • That can be an enervating strategy, but here it works marvelously, either forcing the characters together as reluctant conspirators or isolating each in his or her predicament.
  • That's often an enervating strategy, but here it works marvelously, either forcing two characters together as reluctant conspirators or isolating each in his or her predicament.
  • In the Bajaur tribal agency along the Afghan border and in the Swat Valley, it is locked in fierce and enervating operations against the Pakistan Taliban.
News & Articles

  • Budget office: Immigration bill would not add to federal deficit
    The Congressional Budget Office determined late Tuesday that the Senate’s immigration bill will not add to the federal deficit in the short or the long term, enervating one of the most powerful arguments against passing immigration reform and giving Democrats something to crow about.
    June 18, 2013 - Las Vegas Sun
Quotes

  • Mike Newell in San Francisco Chronicle
    It isn't so much the heat, but the 100 percent humidity that knocks us down everyday. It's very enervating, but we've all simply said we're not going to feel it anymore,said Newell.
  • Gustave Flaubert in Times Online
    Flaubert complained that the exterior world was "disgusting, enervating, corruptive and brutalizing. ...... I am turning towards a kind of aesthetic mysticism" he wrote.

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