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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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Uncontrolled environment (temperature, moisture, microorganisms) has disrupted the fruit's normal physiology, devitalizing the skin, allowing invasion of pathogens, and promoting decomposition.
But disadvantages of using magnetic retention are creation of space for magnets may involve devitalizing and decrowning teeth, the bulk of magnets must increase with the retention requirement and difficulty in proper alignment of magnets to each other (30).
Of particular concern in advanced cancer is the devitalizing, wasting process of cachexia.