enfeeble


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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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enfeeble

(ɪnˈfiːbəl)
vb
(tr) to make weak; deprive of strength
enˈfeeblement n
enˈfeebler n
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en•fee•ble

(ɛnˈfi bəl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
to make feeble.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French enfeblir]
en•fee′ble•ment, n.
en•fee′bler, n.
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enfeeble


Past participle: enfeebled
Gerund: enfeebling

Imperative
enfeeble
enfeeble
Present
I enfeeble
you enfeeble
he/she/it enfeebles
we enfeeble
you enfeeble
they enfeeble
Preterite
I enfeebled
you enfeebled
he/she/it enfeebled
we enfeebled
you enfeebled
they enfeebled
Present Continuous
I am enfeebling
you are enfeebling
he/she/it is enfeebling
we are enfeebling
you are enfeebling
they are enfeebling
Present Perfect
I have enfeebled
you have enfeebled
he/she/it has enfeebled
we have enfeebled
you have enfeebled
they have enfeebled
Past Continuous
I was enfeebling
you were enfeebling
he/she/it was enfeebling
we were enfeebling
you were enfeebling
they were enfeebling
Past Perfect
I had enfeebled
you had enfeebled
he/she/it had enfeebled
we had enfeebled
you had enfeebled
they had enfeebled
Future
I will enfeeble
you will enfeeble
he/she/it will enfeeble
we will enfeeble
you will enfeeble
they will enfeeble
Future Perfect
I will have enfeebled
you will have enfeebled
he/she/it will have enfeebled
we will have enfeebled
you will have enfeebled
they will have enfeebled
Future Continuous
I will be enfeebling
you will be enfeebling
he/she/it will be enfeebling
we will be enfeebling
you will be enfeebling
they will be enfeebling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enfeebling
you have been enfeebling
he/she/it has been enfeebling
we have been enfeebling
you have been enfeebling
they have been enfeebling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enfeebling
you will have been enfeebling
he/she/it will have been enfeebling
we will have been enfeebling
you will have been enfeebling
they will have been enfeebling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enfeebling
you had been enfeebling
he/she/it had been enfeebling
we had been enfeebling
you had been enfeebling
they had been enfeebling
Conditional
I would enfeeble
you would enfeeble
he/she/it would enfeeble
we would enfeeble
you would enfeeble
they would enfeeble
Past Conditional
I would have enfeebled
you would have enfeebled
he/she/it would have enfeebled
we would have enfeebled
you would have enfeebled
they would have enfeebled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enfeeble - make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
emaciate, macerate, waste - cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
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enfeeble

verb
To lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of:
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Translations

enfeeble

[ɪnˈfiːbl] VTdebilitar
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enfeeble

vtschwächen; enfeebled bygeschwächt durch
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References in classic literature ?
Moreover, he was too conscientious to do anything to enfeeble his impressions and unwilling to alter any of the customary conditions under which the manifestations were said to occur.
Its inevitable tendency, whenever it is brought into activity, must be to enfeeble the Union, and sow the seeds of discord and contention between the federal head and its members, and between the members themselves.
Solitude enfeebles and palsies, and it is as comrades and brothers that men must save the world from itself, rather than themselves from the world.
"The risk is that they will make tactical decisions and statements in the opening hours that will progressively enfeeble them over the subsequent weeks."
Raila's foot soldiers are engaged in supremacy wars instead of building the party, which will definitely enfeeble ODM.
While holding weekly media briefing here in Islamabad, foreign office spokesperson stated that the decision had left diplomatic efforts in an enfeeble state.
Mental laziness, overblown belief in self, and indifference to political awareness all serve to enfeeble the American experiment.