Definition of Devitalize

1. Verb. Sap of life or energy. "The recession devitalized the economy"

Exact synonyms: Devitalise
Specialized synonyms: Eviscerate
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Devitalisation, Devitalization
Antonyms: Vitalize



Definition of Devitalize

1. v. t. To deprive of life or vitality.

Definition of Devitalize

1. Verb. to deprive of vitality, make lifeless, weaken. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devitalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devitalize

deviser
devisers
devises
devising
devision
devisions
devisor
devisors
devitable
devitalisation
devitalise
devitalised
devitalised tooth
devitalization
devitalize (current term)
devitalized
devitalizes
devitalizing
devitation
devitations
devitellinized
devitrification
devitrifications
devitrified
devitrifies
devitrify
devitrifying
devive
devived

Literary usage of Devitalize

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1. The Pruning-book: A Monograph of the Pruning and Training of Plants as by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1898)
"DOES PRUNING devitalize PL A NTS t* A year ago I read a paper before this Society upon some of the relations between grafting and the vitality of the plant ..."

2. Œdema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"To devitalize means, of course, to rob a tooth of its life, ... It is the accepted procedure with many to devitalize the pulp before placing a crown. ..."

3. The Journal of the Allied Societies by Allied Societies (U.S.) (1912)
"If it is necessary to devitalize a pulp in a tooth, do so. 1 would rather devitalize a pulp than not have my crown fit at the cervix of the tooth. ..."

4. The International Dental Journal by Odontological Society of Pennsylvania (1903)
"When to devitalize. If the cavity is presented and the pulp is exposed, devitalize at once. I do not cap. If I have capped. I uncap later. ..."

5. The Missouri Dental Journal (1869)
"Dr. Wilson's:—Plan in case of entire exposure is to devitalize and then extirpate; ... Dr. Smith:—Would generally devitalize nerve. Objected to extracting a ..."

6. Educational Problems by Granville Stanley Hall (1911)
"Indeed, they support and explain each other, so that to analyze and dissect them is to devitalize the mathematical processes. To divide by two is halving, ..."

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