verb (used with object), de·vi·tal·ized, de·vi·tal·iz·ing.
Related formsde·vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for devitalize
But the biologist cannot devitalize a plant or an animal and revivify it again.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
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
These shoots are useless, devitalize the vine, and hinder vineyard operations.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
Now will to devitalize the entire hand from the wrist to the finger-tips.The Renaissance of the Vocal Art|Edmund Myer
Sometimes the impression of this diathesis is so intense as to devitalize the foetus in utero, causing still-birth.