devitalize (Amer.) de·vi·tal·ize || ‚diː'vaɪtəlaɪz v. drain of vitality, make lifeless (also devitalise)

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  • draining — Synonyms and related words: aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, breakdown, broaching, clamant, clamorous, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, collapse, coming apart, crack up, cracking, crumbling, crying, cupping, decadent, declining, defecation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exhausting — Synonyms and related words: arduous, burdensome, crippling, debilitating, devitalizing, difficult, draining, enervating, enfeebling, fatiguesome, fatiguing, grinding, grueling, hard, harsh, heavy, killing, laborious, onerous, oppressive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fatiguing — Synonyms and related words: boresome, boring, devitalizing, draining, enervating, enfeebling, exhausting, fatiguesome, grueling, irksome, killing, punishing, sapping, straining, stressful, stupefyingly boring, stuporific, tiresome, tiring,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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