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Meaning of demoralize

de•mor•al•ize

Pronunciation: (di-môr'u-līz", -mor'-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of: The continuous barrage demoralized the infantry.
  2. to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder: We were so demoralized by that one wrong turn that we were lost for hours.
  3. to corrupt or undermine the morals of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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