11 May 2007


en·er·vate /v. ˈɛnərˌveɪt; adj. ɪˈnɜrvɪt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[v. en-er-veyt; adj. i-nur-vit] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -vat·ed, -vat·ing, adjective
–verb (used with object)
1. to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
2. enervated.
[Origin: 1595–1605; < L énervātus weakened (ptp. of énervāre) equiv. to é- e- + nerv(us) sinew (see nerve) + -ātus -ate1; cf. AF enervir, F énerver]

—Related forms
en·er·va·tion, noun
en·er·va·tive, adjective
en·er·va·tor, noun

—Synonyms 1. enfeeble, debilitate, sap, exhaust.

copy startup-config running-config BEFORE config-reg 0x2102... god damn nat


T said...

you're no longer allowed to make fun of me for collecting dictionaries. haven't watched the game yet so don't tell me.

wb said...

I needed a big word... to express my stupidity. damn being tired and working... oh, and fvck AT&T!!!

handrail said...

claptrap...that's a good word. short, but delightfully antiquated.

all said...

please use claptrap in a sentence.

handrail said...

Sideshow Bob: No, Selma. is lying.
[puts on an absurd smile]
That was a well-plotted piece of nonclaptrap that never
made me want to retch.