demoralize


demoralize
demoralize [dē môr′ə līz΄, dimôr′ə līz ]
vt.
demoralized, demoralizing [coined (1793) by WEBSTER3 Noah < DE- + MORAL + -IZE]
1. Now Rare to corrupt the morals of; deprave
2. to lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
3. to throw into confusion
demoralization
n.
demoralizer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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