verb (used with object), stul·ti·fied, stul·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of stultify
Examples from the Web for stultified
Yes, I read the Critic—and considered that the observation on Gautier stultified the paper.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
I am seeking to find what it could have been that I saw in your eyes, or your face, or your manner, that has so 'stultified' me.Princess Zara|Ross Beeckman
I have known fine men and women whose lives have been stultified or ruined because they were badly mated.The Inside of the Cup, Complete|Winston Churchill
Skinny dwarfs ye are, cushioned and stultified into great fat giants.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
But Gervaise was already too stultified with a sick head and a crushed heart, to think of the shame for long.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for stultified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for stultify
Word Origin and History for stultified
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.