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Meaning of STULTIFY

Pronunciation:  'stultu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
  2. [v]  cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"
  3. [v]  prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"
 

STULTIFY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cripple
 
 See Also: blackguard, demonstrate, establish, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, prove, rib, ridicule, shew, show, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stul"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stultified}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Stultifying}.] [L. stultus foolish + -fy.]
1. To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by
   imposition; to stultify one's self by silly reasoning or
   conduct. --Burke.

2. To regard as a fool, or as foolish. [R.]

         The modern sciolist stultifies all understanding but
         his own, and that which he conceives like his own.
   --Hazlitt.

3. (Law) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that
   the performance of some act may be avoided.

 

 

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