what is difference between enervate and unnerve
From Latin ēnervātus, past participle of ēnervō (“to weaken”).
- (verb): IPA(key): /ˌɛn.ə(ɹ)ˈveɪt/ (UK)
- (adjective): IPA(key): /ˈɛn.ə(ɹ).vət/ (UK)
enervate (third-person singular simple present enervates, present participle enervating, simple past and past participle enervated)
- (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.
- (transitive) To weaken morally or mentally.
- (medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve.
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- (reduce strength): debilitate, weaken
- (reduce strength): strengthen, revive
- (reduce morally, mentally): bolster
enervate (comparative more enervate, superlative most enervate)
- Made feeble; weakened.
- vocative masculine singular of ēnervātus
un- + nerve
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)v
unnerve (third-person singular simple present unnerves, present participle unnerving, simple past and past participle unnerved)
- To deprive of nerve, force, or strength; to weaken; to enfeeble.
- to unnerve the arm
- 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.