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devitalize

56 antonyms found

Pronunciation:

[dɪvˈa͡ɪtə͡lˌa͡ɪz], [dɪvˈa‍ɪtə‍lˌa‍ɪz], [d_ɪ_v_ˈaɪ_t_əl_ˌaɪ_z]
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Antonyms:

abet, arouse, beef, boost, brace, buoy, charge, cheer, electrify, embolden, energize, enliven, excite, ferment, fire, foment, fortify, galvanize, harden, hearten, incite, inflame, inspire, instigate, invigorate, kindle, lift, provoke, quicken, reactivate, reanimate, Reawake, reawaken, recharge, recruit, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, rouse, season, spark, stimulate, stir, strengthen, toughen, trigger, vitalise, vitalize, vivify, whip.

Usage examples:

  1. These shoots are useless, devitalize the vine, and hinder vineyard operations. "Manual of American Grape-Growing",U. P. Hedrick.
  2. But the biologist cannot devitalize a plant or an animal and revivify it again. "Natural Law in the Spiritual World",Henry Drummond.
  3. Its effect must have also been to devitalize the oxygen and nitrogen of the atmosphere. "A Republic Without a President and Other Stories",Herbert Ward.
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