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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of devitalize.


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  • And the second truth is, that many are born so close in relationship to the unseen plane and in such psychical correspondence, that some slight thing which weakens the will-power -- sorrow, a disease that devitalizes the physical, some shock, or some prolonged or strained mental condition, breaks down the remaining law of separation, and the life is astray in the psychical world, manifesting abnormal, physical laws.

    Freedom Talks No. II

  • There is only one drawback for the cigarette manufacturer, his consumer is too short lived; the cigarette devitalizes, pauperizes, and destroys.

    "Say Fellows—" Fifty Practical Talks with Boys on Life's Big Issues

  • It is like going to a hospital to be cured of one disease and catching a worse one there which devitalizes the victim for life.

    Humanizing the Prisons

  • We may be edified or we may be sceptical, according to our temperament and training; but a profound unconcern devitalizes both scepticism and edification.

    Americans and Others

  • That is the drain that devitalizes the home towns more than all the city mail order houses.

    The University of Hard Knocks

  • By rapidly lengthening the cells on the outer side of its stem more than on the inner side, the former becomes convex, the latter concave; that is to say, a section of spiral is formed by the new shoot, which, twining upward, devitalizes its benefactor as it goes.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • Of course the pupils must write, and write well, just as they must read, and read much; but that English suffers from insisting upon this double long circuit too early and cultivates it to excess, devitalizes school language and makes it a little unreal, like other affectations of adult ways, so that on escaping from its thraldom the child and youth slump back to the language of the street as never before.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • 'Heating food in a microwave devitalizes your food.

    Henry Thornton Blogs

  • 'Heating food in a microwave devitalizes your food.

    Henry Thornton Blogs

  • 'Heating food in a microwave devitalizes your food.

    Henry Thornton Blogs


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