enervating

What do standing out in the cold rain, a pile of homework, and an emotional breakdown all have in common? They're enervating: in other words, they completely drain you of physical and emotional energy.

A little different from similar words like debilitating or enfeebling, which primarily suggest physical fatigue; the wonderful enervating implies all that plus the terrible erosion of your soul. Not surprisingly, enervate is derived from the Latin enervatus, meaning "to weaken."

Definitions of enervating
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adj causing weakness or debilitation

Synonyms:
debilitative, enfeebling, weakening
debilitating
impairing the strength and vitality

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