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enervate
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
weaken mentally or morally

or:

disturb the composure of
  • The air of the place, so fresh in the spring and early summer, was stagnant and enervating now.
    3 — The Rally (93% in)
  • The three o'clock sun shone full upon him, and the strange enervating conviction that her seducer confronted her, which had been gaining ground in Tess ever since she had heard his words distinctly, was at last established as a fact indeed.
    5 — The Woman Pays (**% in)

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