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Word of the day 7-3

Posted by on Jul. 3, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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enervate. \EN-er-vayt\
DEFINITION
verb
1: to reduce the mental or moral vigor of
2: to lessen the vitality or strength of

DID YOU KNOW?
"Enervate" is a word that some people use without really knowing what it means. They seem to believe that because "enervate" looks a little bit like "energize" and "invigorate" it must share their meaning -- but it is actually their antonym. "Enervate" comes from the Latin word "enervare," which was formed from the prefix "e-," meaning "out of," and "-nervare" (from "nervus," meaning "sinew or nerve"). So, etymologically at least, someone who is enervated is "out of nerve."





by on Jul. 3, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 3, 2011 at 11:46 PM

I didn't even know that was a word, tfs.

strictmomhere
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM
Good info
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nngmommy83
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 11:21 AM

never heard that word before so I learned something =)

bhwrn1
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM
Thanks
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Jess1231
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 5:22 PM
Neat
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 4, 2011 at 8:25 PM

thanks

sew4fun
by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 1:16 AM

I didnt know this was a word either LOL

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