the act of reducing the vitality of something
Syn: ↑devitalisation
Derivationally related forms: ↑devitalise (for: ↑devitalisation), ↑devitalize
Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑diminution, ↑reduction, ↑step-down

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\(|)dē+\ noun
: an act of devitalizing : the condition of being devitalized

devitalization of two affected teeth was necessary

insect attack may cause devitalization and leaf drop

the devitalization of Western influence on Eastern nations

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devitalīzāˈtion or devitalīsāˈtion noun
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Main Entry:devitalize

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  • devitalization — noun see devitalize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • devitalization — de·vitalization …   English syllables

  • devitalization — n. (in dentistry) removal of a diseased pulp from a tooth. In primary teeth the coronal pulp alone may be removed, while the pulp in the root is kept alive or root canal treatment undertaken. For permanent teeth, See: root canal treatment …   The new mediacal dictionary

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