ENERVATE: “cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken” —New Oxford American Dictionary
“What we’re doing with the stimulus monies, and you’re going to see these go up very shortly, is we’re putting solar panels on top of every public parking rooftop. That will enervate the building but will also allow us to have plugs at each stall for hybrid/electric and electric vehicles.” (Albuquerque mayor Martin Chavez in an interview with The New Mexico Daily Lobo, published August 24, 2009)
It’s tiring, truly it is. I just returned from a Washington, D.C., trip with my two very energetic boys. Between miles of urban hiking and inadequate sleep (which is the norm for me), I am exhausted. But not nearly as exhausted as I am when I hear people use words incorrectly, knowing it will create a meme that rampages through the internet like a stampede of Huns, thus forcing me to write another article with exactly the same words… so… tired…
Enervate does not mean “energize” … sounds like it … so what? … if you mean “energize” … just use energize … so pretentious … why do people insist … why do I bother? … sleep ……..
— Otto E. Mezzzzz……..