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enervate
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • If he possesses an unusual share of native energy, or the enervating magic of place do not operate too long upon him, his forfeited powers may be redeemable.

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  • The late nights and drugs were so enervating, she couldn’t hold on to her job.
  • Other nights she could sleep for eighteen drugged hours and wake, enervated, hardly able to stand.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49

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