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devitalize

[ dee-vahyt-l-ahyz ]
/ di藞va瑟t l藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路vi路tal路ized, de路vi路tal路iz路ing.
to deprive of vitality or vital properties; make lifeless; weaken.
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鈥淲as鈥 is used for the indicative past tense of 鈥渢o be,鈥 and 鈥渨ere鈥 is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, de路vi路tal路ise .

Origin of devitalize

First recorded in 1840鈥50; de- + vitalize

OTHER WORDS FROM devitalize

de路vi路tal路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for devitalize

devitalize

devitalise

/ (di藧藞va瑟t蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to lower or destroy the vitality of; make weak or lifelessthe war devitalized the economy

Derived forms of devitalize

devitalization or devitalisation, noun
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