Vocabulary: enervate


Title: Carnage and Cultrue
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Sentence: Modern biologists have unknowingly returned to the Greeks' crude historical determinism, the theories of Hippocrates, Herodotus, and Plato that asserted the harsh Greek mainland made Hellenes tough, even as the bounty of Persia enervated its population.
Page: 39

Word: enervate
Definition:
  • to reduce the mental or moral vigor of
  • to lessen the vitality or strength of
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

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