Synonyms and Antonyms of devitalize
to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality
- Overuse has devitalized many a once-striking figure of speech.
burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out
daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
arouse, rouse, stir
charge, electrify, galvanize
excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up)
abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift
to diminish the physical strength of
- She was devitalized by the infection.
cripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate
deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out
damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up
break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out