enervate / innervate

enervate / innervate
   Innervate means "to supply with nerves or vitality": The therapist innervated the shoulders with massage.
   Enervate is to weaken or destroy the vitality of: The negative attitude enervated her enthusiasm.

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  • enervate / innervate —    Innervate means to supply with nerves or vitality : The therapist innervated the shoulders with massage.    Enervate is to weaken or destroy the vitality of: The negative attitude enervated her enthusiasm …   Confused words

  • enervate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. weaken, devitalize, unnerve, paralyze, soften, emasculate, unman, debilitate, enfeeble, effeminate. See impotence, weakness.Ant., innervate, invigorate. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. debilitate,… …   English dictionary for students

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