The word “enervate” means to weaken or drain of energy or vitality. It can also refer to the act of causing someone to feel exhausted or lacking in strength.

Interesting fact: “Enervate” comes from the Latin word “enervare,” which literally means “to cut the sinews.” In ancient times, cutting the sinews of an enemy was a common practice to render them weak and powerless. Over time, the word evolved to its current meaning of weakening or draining energy.