Enfeebled
Enfeeble En*fee"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enfeebled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enfeebling}.] [OF. enfeblir, enfeiblir; pref. en- (L. in) + feble, F. faible, feeble. See {Feeble}.] To make feeble; to deprive of strength; to reduce the strength or force of; to weaken; to debilitate. [1913 Webster]

Enfeebled by scanty subsistence and excessive toil. --Prescott.

Syn: To weaken; debilitate; enervate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • enfeebled — adj. same as {debilitated}, 2. Syn: debilitated, infirm, seedy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enfeebled — index disabled (made incapable), old Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • enfeebled — UK [ɪnˈfiːb(ə)ld] US [ɪnˈfib(ə)ld] adjective formal no longer strong or effective Thesaurus: physically weaksynonym not effective or useful and not working correctlysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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  • enfeebled — Synonyms and related words: ausgespielt, burned out, debilitated, devitalized, disabled, drained, drooping, droopy, effete, enervated, eviscerated, exhausted, fagged, faint, fainting, fatigued, feeling faint, flagging, footsore, frazzled, good… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enfeebled — en|fee|bled [ınˈfi:bəld] adj literary very weak or ill >enfeeble v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enfeebled — en|fee|bled [ ın fibld ] adjective FORMAL no longer strong or effective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • enfeebled — en·fee·ble || ɪn fiːbl v. make feeble, weaken …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enfeebled — UK [ɪnˈfiːb(ə)ld] / US [ɪnˈfɪb(ə)ld] adjective formal no longer strong or effective …   English dictionary

  • become enfeebled — index decay, degenerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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