enfeebling


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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.
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Adj.1.enfeebling - causing debilitation
debilitating - impairing the strength and vitality
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