Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
   

de·vi·tal·ize

devitalize

 
pronunciation:
di vaI t laIz
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: devitalizes, devitalizing, devitalized
definition: to take away the strength, health, or liveliness of; weaken.
The food shortage devitalized the army.
antonyms:
strengthen, vitalize
similar words:
deaden, enervate, exhaust
derivation: devitalization (n.)
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature