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devitalize

verb

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  1. 1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality overuse has devitalized many a once-striking figure of speech Synonyms of devitalize castrate, damp, dampen, deaden, desiccate, dehydrate, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyWords Related to devitalize burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms of devitalize 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; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms of devitalize brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify

  2. 2 to diminish the physical strength of she was devitalized by the infection Synonyms of devitalize debilitate, weaken, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, wasteWords Related to devitalize 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; paralyzeNear Antonyms of devitalize energize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughenAntonyms of devitalize beef (up), fortify, strengthen


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