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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Not only is Isaac frightened into impotence before the ghosts of his past, but he ultimately devitalizes his original protest.
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Such views epitomize an evolutionary perspective that devitalizes life by reducing it to fully discrete units of reproducible information--genes.
Organized labour interpreted this approach as a denial of responsibility: "when modern capitalism devitalizes the physical bodies of its own national workers, it seeks foreign immigration to fill the gaps.