devitalize


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de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz),
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.

devitalize

/de·vi·tal·ize/ (de-vīt´il-īz) to deprive of life or vitality.

devitalize

(dē-vīt′ăl-īz″) [ de- + vital]
1. To destroy or lose vitality; make or become lifeless.
2. In biology, to deprive of a normal supply of nutrients and oxygen.
3. In dentistry, to destroy the vitality of a tooth or the pulp of a tooth. devitalization (-vīt″ăl-ĭ-zā′shŏn) devitalized (-īzd″), adjective

de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz)
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.
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The first question is whether participation in QWL programs tends to devitalize the union by making it less able to represent the interests of members at the bargaining table and in grievance proceedings.
As tissue devitalizes, the intact area will feel cool to the touch.
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