Monday, December 14, 2009


Enervate: In general use, enervate means to weaken and demoralize. In medicine, it means to remove nerve cells - an excellent way to remember the meaning. Do no confuse it with its antonym: energize.
When he saw it close-up, Jack found true poverty enervating.
A Book for Today: Contagion by Robin Cook

During the past year Blomkvist had often regretted that they hired Dahlman, who had the enervating habit of looking at everything in as negative a light as possible.

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