enfeeblement


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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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Noun1.enfeeblement - serious weakening and loss of energyenfeeblement - serious weakening and loss of energy
weakening - becoming weaker

enfeeblement

noun
The depletion or sapping of strength or energy:
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enfeeblement

[ɪnˈfiːblmənt] Ndebilitación f

enfeeblement

nSchwächung f
References in classic literature ?
He dared not risk a fight with this young lightning-flash, and again he knew, and more bitterly, the enfeeblement of oncoming age.
A major dent in the rank and file of Taliban forces may result in internal dissension leading to its weakening and enfeeblement, thus giving an edge to Afghan National Army and allied forces to pounce upon them for a possible retrieval of occupied Afghan territories.
He then added this piece of advice: "We the oppressed peoples of Russia, the oppressed peoples of Eastern Europe, watch with anguish the tragic enfeeblement of Europe.
But Macron's grander visions - as grander visions tend to - got bogged down due to Merkel's political enfeeblement at home, ankle snapping by smaller EU members, led by the Netherlands, and Macron's seemingly inexorable political demise at home.
Perhaps not quite -- the human element is a little thin, even allowing for the fact that the book is partly a portrayal of societal enfeeblement. But it's an engaging, provoking novel nevertheless, intelligently alive to its own metaphorical possibilities, and leaving behind a powerful vision of the world ending, not with a bang, but a whimper.
Like Manent, Scruton opposes the "deliberate enfeeblement of the nation" by political and cultural elites in the name of globalization and a transnational conception of Europe (this, among other reasons, is why he was one of the most articulate and persistent advocates for Brexit).
As Kearns notes, the options are unpalatable: either persist with the old lopsided trade policies and thus condemn the United States to ever greater enfeeblement; or adopt a new government-led industrial policy that breaks with failed free-market thinking.
Trump is an enemy of democracy and a useful idiot for every tinpot dictator delighting in the enfeeblement of a once mighty USA.
This is found in both ageist individuals guided by prejudice and pro-aging people who feel pity for the perceived enfeeblement commensurate (Stuart-Hamilton & Mahoney, 2003).
The court did not discuss, though, why enfeeblement by age was functionally different from mental incapacity based on lunacy or idiocy.
He candidly discloses his impotence when he states, "but nowe she feeles I faynt" (11), characterizing his physical state with a verb denoting enfeeblement and exhaustion due to exertion.