devitalize


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to devitalize: devitalized tooth

de·vi·tal·ize

 (dē-vīt′l-īz′)
tr.v. de·vi·tal·ized, de·vi·tal·iz·ing, de·vi·tal·iz·es
To diminish or destroy the strength or vitality of.

de·vit′al·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

devitalize

(diːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz) or

devitalise

vb
(tr) to lower or destroy the vitality of; make weak or lifeless: the war devitalized the economy.
deˌvitaliˈzation, deˌvitaliˈsation n

de•vi•tal•ize

(diˈvaɪt lˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to deprive of vitality or vital properties; weaken.
[1840–50]
de•vi`tal•i•za′tion, n.

devitalize


Past participle: devitalized
Gerund: devitalizing

Imperative
devitalize
devitalize
Present
I devitalize
you devitalize
he/she/it devitalizes
we devitalize
you devitalize
they devitalize
Preterite
I devitalized
you devitalized
he/she/it devitalized
we devitalized
you devitalized
they devitalized
Present Continuous
I am devitalizing
you are devitalizing
he/she/it is devitalizing
we are devitalizing
you are devitalizing
they are devitalizing
Present Perfect
I have devitalized
you have devitalized
he/she/it has devitalized
we have devitalized
you have devitalized
they have devitalized
Past Continuous
I was devitalizing
you were devitalizing
he/she/it was devitalizing
we were devitalizing
you were devitalizing
they were devitalizing
Past Perfect
I had devitalized
you had devitalized
he/she/it had devitalized
we had devitalized
you had devitalized
they had devitalized
Future
I will devitalize
you will devitalize
he/she/it will devitalize
we will devitalize
you will devitalize
they will devitalize
Future Perfect
I will have devitalized
you will have devitalized
he/she/it will have devitalized
we will have devitalized
you will have devitalized
they will have devitalized
Future Continuous
I will be devitalizing
you will be devitalizing
he/she/it will be devitalizing
we will be devitalizing
you will be devitalizing
they will be devitalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been devitalizing
you have been devitalizing
he/she/it has been devitalizing
we have been devitalizing
you have been devitalizing
they have been devitalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been devitalizing
you will have been devitalizing
he/she/it will have been devitalizing
we will have been devitalizing
you will have been devitalizing
they will have been devitalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been devitalizing
you had been devitalizing
he/she/it had been devitalizing
we had been devitalizing
you had been devitalizing
they had been devitalizing
Conditional
I would devitalize
you would devitalize
he/she/it would devitalize
we would devitalize
you would devitalize
they would devitalize
Past Conditional
I would have devitalized
you would have devitalized
he/she/it would have devitalized
we would have devitalized
you would have devitalized
they would have devitalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.devitalize - sap of life or energy; "The recession devitalized the economy"
eviscerate - take away a vital or essential part of; "the compromise among the parties eviscerated the bill that had been proposed"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
vitalise, vitalize - make more lively or vigorous; "The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man"

devitalize

verb
To lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of:
Translations

devitalize

[diːˈvaɪtəlaɪz] VTprivar de vitalidad

devitalize

vtschwächen

devitalize

[diːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz] vtdevitalizzare

de·vi·tal·ize

vt. desvitalizar, debilitar, privar de la fuerza vital.
References in periodicals archive ?
It's clear that the Israeli authorities set out six years ago to devitalize the Gazan population and economy," the Special Rapporteur said, referring to a study undertaken by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in early 2008 detailing the minimum number of calories Palestinians in Gaza need to consume on a daily basis to avoid malnutrition.
This is the money that law enforcement must target to sap community support of the terrorists and to devitalize their attacks.
Background: Several medicaments have been used to devitalize remaining pulp or maintain pulp vitality and promote healing.
As one Methodist asserted in 1910, "Few things are more mightily effective in giving character and stamina to a people than good reading and, on the other hand, few things will sooner and more surely devitalize and vitiate and coarsen a people than the constant reading of trash.