Enfeebling
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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