Enervative
Enervative E*ner"va*tive, a. Having power, or a tendency, to enervate; weakening. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • enervative — enˈervating or enˈervative adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑enervate * * * ˈenervative, a. rare 0. [f. enervate v. + ive.] Tending to enervate. in Webster; and …   Useful english dictionary

  • enervative — See enervation. * * * …   Universalium

  • enervative — adjective Causing enervation …   Wiktionary

  • enervate — enervation, n. enervative, adj. enervator, n. v. /en euhr vayt /; adj. /i nerr vit/, v., enervated, enervating, adj. v.t. 1. to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken. adj. 2. enervated …   Universalium

  • enervate — /ˈɛnəveɪt / (say enuhvayt) verb (t) (enervated, enervating) 1. to deprive of nerve, force, or strength; destroy the vigour of; weaken. –adjective 2. enervated. {Latin ēnervātus, past participle} –enervation /ɛnəˈveɪʃən/ (say enuh vayshuhn), noun… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tiresome — [adj] irritating, exasperating a bit much*, annoying, arduous, boresome, boring, burdensome, demanding, difficult, drag, dragging, drudging, dull, enervative, exacting, exhausting, fatiguing, flat, hard, heavy, hefty, ho hum*, humdrum, irksome,… …   New thesaurus

  • enervate —   v.t. weaken.    ♦ enervation,    ♦ enervator, n.    ♦ enervative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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