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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Demoralize


DEMORALIZE, verb transitive To corrupt or undermine the morals of ; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt in morals.

The effect would be to demoralize mankind.

The native vigor of the soul must wholly disappear, under the steady influence and the demoralizing example of profligate power and prosperous crime.