Demoralize

Definition of Demoralize

De`mor´al`ize
v. t.1.To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit, etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency.
[imp. & p. p. Demoralized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Demoralizing.]
The vices of the nobility had demoralized the army.
- Bancroft.

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