de-vitalize

devitalize

[dee-vahyt-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), devitalized, devitalizing.
to deprive of vitality or vital properties; make lifeless; weaken.
Also, especially British, devitalise.


Origin:
1840–50; de- + vitalize

devitalization, noun
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devitalize or devitalise (diːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to lower or destroy the vitality of; make weak or lifeless: the war devitalized the economy
 
devitalise or devitalise
 
vb
 
devitali'zation or devitalise
 
n
 
devitali'sation or devitalise
 
n

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