de·​spir·​i·​tu·​al·​ize (ˌ)dē-ˈspi-ri-ch(ə-)wə-ˌlīz How to pronounce despiritualize (audio)
despiritualized; despiritualizing; despiritualizes

transitive verb

: to deprive of spiritual character or influence

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of despiritualize was in 1840

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“Despiritualize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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