devitalize

devitalize
Synonyms and related words:
abate, afflict, attenuate, blunt, castrate, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, deaden, debilitate, demasculinize, deprive, derange, desex, desexualize, disable, disorder, dry up, dull, effeminize, emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, gruel, hospitalize, incapacitate, indispose, invalid, lay low, lay up, mitigate, rattle, reduce, sap, shake, shake up, sicken, soften up, sterilize, unbrace, undermine, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, weaken

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  • Devitalize — De*vi tal*ize, v. t. To deprive of life or vitality. {De*vi tal*i*za tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devitalize — index adulterate, attenuate, debilitate, disable, disarm (divest of arms), eviscerate, exhaust (deplete) …   Law dictionary

  • devitalize — (Amer.) de·vi·tal·ize || ‚diː vaɪtÉ™laɪz v. drain of vitality, make lifeless (also devitalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • devitalize — [dē vīt′ l īz΄] vt. devitalized, devitalizing to make listless or ineffective; lower the vitality of; weaken devitalization n …   English World dictionary

  • devitalize — transitive verb Date: 1849 to deprive of life, vigor, or effectiveness • devitalization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • devitalize — devitalization, n. /dee vuyt l uyz /, v.t., devitalized, devitalizing. to deprive of vitality or vital properties; make lifeless; weaken. Also, esp. Brit., devitalise. [1840 50; DE + VITALIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • devitalize — verb to deprive of vitality, make lifeless, weaken. See Also: devitalization …   Wiktionary

  • devitalize — To deprive of vitality or of vital properties. * * * de·vi·tal·ize or Brit de·vi·tal·ise ( )dē vīt əl .īz vt, ized or Brit ised; iz·ing or Brit is·ing to deprive of life or vitality: as a) to refine (as foodstuffs) to the point that essential or… …   Medical dictionary

  • devitalize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of: attenuate, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap2, undermine, undo, unnerve, weaken. See STRONG …   English dictionary for students

  • devitalize — or devitalise verb [usu. as adjective devitalized] deprive of strength and vigour. Derivatives devitalization noun …   English new terms dictionary

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