The finest cutting machine unintelligently operated will stultify the best efforts of the printing plant.
But what the privileged orders can no longer prevent, they are determined to stultify.
Better it is to have no attempt at explanation of my case, than a hundred that stultify one another.
Providence does not comply with our predictions in order to stultify us.
Her knowledge was more profound than his, for she had never learned to stultify it with reasons.
Have I ever done anything to stultify, degrade you, or impair your self-respect?
Even so, let a Christian stand for Christianity, and not stultify his intellect by professing to hold to both religions.
How can I imperil that love, and how can I stultify that honour?
"To thank men like Cowan, who did not desire to enfranchise woman any more than the negro, was to stultify ourselves," he said.
To prevent their fulfilment were to stultify their existence.
1766, "allege to be of unsound mind" (legal term), from Late Latin stultificare "turn into foolishness," from Latin stultus "foolish" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). The first element is cognate with Latin stolidus "slow, dull, obtuse" (see stolid). Meaning "cause to appear foolish or absurd" is from 1809.