Definition of enfeeblement:
faintness, decay, decaying, asthenia, declension, frailty, deterioration, weakening, descent, ebbing, lowness, fragility, languor, infirmity, wimpiness, degeneration, impoverishment, listlessness, devitalization, debilitation, frailness, depletion, languidness, attenuation, delicacy, exhaustion, feebleness, debility, strong, enervation.
He speaks of the growth of unbelief among the masses, and declares that the empty triumph of Bolshevism would have been impossible but for the utter enfeeblement of the religious life of the nation; but- and this is the point of interest- thanks to the persecutions which the revolution has set on foot, there has come into being a genuine religious revival.- "Modern Saints and Seers", Jean Finot.
The argument is that as this process undoubtedly involves the heating up of that portion of the crust which the sediments have displaced downwards, the result must be a local enfeeblement of the crust, and hence these areas become those of least resistance to the stresses in the crust.- "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
If instead of cutting off the supply to a particular limb, we bleed the patient largely, so drafting away the materials needed for repairing not one limb but all limbs, and not limbs only but viscera, there results both a muscular debility and an enfeeblement of the vital functions.- "Natural Law in the Spiritual World", Henry Drummond.