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devitalize

[dee-vahyt-l-ahyz] /diˈvaɪt lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), devitalized, devitalizing.
1.
to deprive of vitality or vital properties; make lifeless; weaken.
Also, especially British, devitalise.
Origin of devitalize
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; de- + vitalize
Related forms
devitalization, noun
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devitalize

/diːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lower or destroy the vitality of; make weak or lifeless: the war devitalized the economy
Derived Forms
devitalization, devitalisation, noun
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