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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.
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Additionally, since new cells take longer to reach the surface, the dull, devitalized skin cells on the surface eventually dominate--creating the rough, uneven texture so characteristic of aging.
Due to their ability to adhere to the skin, clays offer mechanical protection similar to a bandage, sealing out external physical or chemical agents, as well as absorptive properties which assist in removing devitalized tissue, particulate matter, or foreign materials from a wound.
In cases of infection, it is far better to have a vascularized door than an avascular piece of bone from a window that has been completely devitalized.