enfeebled


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en·fee·ble

 (ĕn-fē′bəl)
tr.v. en·fee·bled, en·fee·bling, en·fee·bles
To deprive of strength; make feeble.

en·fee′ble·ment n.
en·fee′bler n.

enfeebled

(ɪnˈfiːbəld)
adj
1. (of a person) having been physically weakened
2. (of a person, organization, system, etc) having been weakened in some way
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enfeebled

adjective weakened, undermined, exhausted, diminished, fatigued, depleted, sapped, worn out, debilitated, unnerved, unhinged, devitalized, rendered feeble in his final years, when Graves was enfeebled by senile dementia
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enfeebled

[ɪnˈfiːbəld] adj
(physically) [person] → affaibli(e)
(mentally, socially, politically) [person] → affaibli(e); [government, organization] → affaibli(e); [economy] → affaibli(e)

enfeebled

[ɪnˈfiːbld] adjindebolito/a
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He came West at the suggestion of his physicians, his health having been enfeebled by a long illness in Italy.
A quick vision of death smote her soul, and for a second of time appalled and enfeebled her senses.
Then came a representation of the light and graceful movements of a canoe, set in forcible contrast to the tottering steps of one enfeebled and tired.
It was not pity that restrained him, for, at the first sound of the enfeebled voice, a red fire kindled in his eyes, and he made a quick pace forward, with something inexpressibly fierce and grim darkening forth, as it were, out of the whole man.
But his character had been so much enfeebled by suffering, that even its lower energies were incapable of more than a temporary struggle.
She continued by the side of her sister, with little intermission the whole afternoon, calming every fear, satisfying every inquiry of her enfeebled spirits, supplying every succour, and watching almost every look and every breath.
I rose, bathed my head and face in water, drank a long draught; felt that though enfeebled I was not ill, and determined that to none but you would I impart this vision.
Sitting on the banks in this way, Silas began to look for the once familiar herbs again; and as the leaves, with their unchanged outline and markings, lay on his palm, there was a sense of crowding remembrances from which he turned away timidly, taking refuge in Eppie's little world, that lay lightly on his enfeebled spirit.
We took with us an old Moor, so enfeebled with age that they were forced to carry him: he had seen, as I have said, the sufferings and death of Don Christopher de Gama; and a Christian, who had often heard all those passages related to his father, and knew the place where the uncle and nephew of Mahomet were buried, and where they interred one quarter of the Portuguese martyr.
The air had not been renewed for forty-eight hours, and its vivifying qualities were considerably enfeebled.
I rested for the remainder of the day- light in a shrubbery, being, in my enfeebled condition, too fatigued to push on.
Noirtier had succeeded in mastering his emotion more than could have been deemed possible with such an enfeebled and shattered frame.