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devitalize

de·vi·tal·ize

devitalize

 
pronunciation:
di vaI t laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: devitalized, devitalizes, devitalizing
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.)
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