1 prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"
2 cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"
3 deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work" [syn: cripple] [also: stultified]
EtymologyFrom stultior "stupid, foolish".
- /ˈstʌltɪfaɪ/ or /ˈstʌltəfaɪ/
to prove to be of unsound mind
to cause to appear foolish
to deprive of strength or efficacy
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