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- n. The act of devitalizing.
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- n. The act of depriving of vitality: as, the devitalization of tissue.
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- n. the act of reducing the vitality of something
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A graceful girl in pink, with floating scarf, and gleaming _kris_ in her spangled sash, exhibits wonderful skill in the supple play of wrist and fingers, through the process known as devitalization, a form of drill which gives to the arm
Greek State loses around 2 billion Euros every year from the tax evasion of employers who promote uninsured labor, thus contributing to the devitalization of the pension system.
It also stood for collective devitalization and depression in a society preceived by its members as lacking spiritual roots.
Pictures of life in the shadows during this phase of devitalization are not very abundant, nor do they convey the essential misery into which a whole generation was born, in which it lived and died.
I studied the Mason method, and found many helpful, illuminating ideas in regard to relaxation and devitalization.
But relaxation, even at first, is not the only thing; after devitalization comes organization, firmness and solidity -- in the right places.
In other words, I am neither an anarchist who wants no government, namely unrestrained devitalization, nor a socialist, whose cry is for all government -- that is, restriction and rigidity.
If the infection takes place in Peyer's patches, typhoid fever is the consequence; if the local trouble is of the cecum, typhlitis will result, and if the local devitalization is in the appendix, brought on from the irritating effects of a fecal calculus, appendicitis will result.
Figs. 72 and 79 fairly indicate the effects of undue mental activity, the intellect causing vital expenditure resulting in the devitalization of the blood.
The managers who oversaw the devitalization of America were part of the Greatest Generation.