enervate vs unnerve what difference

what is difference between enervate and unnerve

English

Etymology

From Latin ēnervātus, past participle of ēnervō (to weaken).

Pronunciation

  • (verb): IPA(key): /ˌɛn.ə(ɹ)ˈveɪt/ (UK)
  • (adjective): IPA(key): /ˈɛn.ə(ɹ).vət/ (UK)

Verb

enervate (third-person singular simple present enervates, present participle enervating, simple past and past participle enervated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce strength or energy; debilitate.
    After being laid off three times in a row, she felt too enervated to look for another job.
  2. (transitive) To weaken morally or mentally.
  3. (medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve.

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:enervate.

Synonyms

  • (reduce strength): debilitate, weaken

Antonyms

  • (reduce strength): strengthen, revive
  • (reduce morally, mentally): bolster

Translations

Adjective

enervate (comparative more enervate, superlative most enervate)

  1. Made feeble; weakened.

Anagrams

  • venerate

Latin

Participle

ēnervāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēnervātus


English

Etymology

un- +‎ nerve

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)v

Verb

unnerve (third-person singular simple present unnerves, present participle unnerving, simple past and past participle unnerved)

  1. To deprive of nerve, force, or strength; to weaken; to enfeeble.
    to unnerve the arm
  2. To make somebody nervous, upset, alarm, shake the resolve of.
    I was greatly unnerved by the news that my attacker was back in the country.

Derived terms

  • unnervingly

Translations


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