to deprive of vitality or vital properties; make lifeless; weaken.
- Also especially British, de·vi·tal·ise .
- de·vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use devitalize in a sentence
These shoots are useless, devitalize the vine, and hinder vineyard operations.Manual of American Grape-Growing | U. P. Hedrick
Sometimes the impression of this diathesis is so intense as to devitalize the foetus in utero, causing still-birth.
Its effect must have also been to devitalize the oxygen and nitrogen of the atmosphere.A Republic Without a President and Other Stories | Herbert Ward
His opinions, whatever they are, do not devitalize his fiction.The Critical Game | John Albert Macy
Now will to devitalize the entire hand from the wrist to the finger-tips.The Renaissance of the Vocal Art | Edmund Myer
British Dictionary definitions for devitalize
(tr) to lower or destroy the vitality of; make weak or lifeless: the war devitalized the economy
- devitalization or devitalisation, noun
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