Definitions for: Stultify

[v] deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
[v] cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"
[v] prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"

Webster (1913) Definition: Stul"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stultified; p. pr.
& vb. n. Stultifying.] [L. stultus foolish + -fy.]
1. To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by
imposition; to stultify one's self by silly reasoning or
conduct. --Burke.

2. To regard as a fool, or as foolish. [R.]

The modern sciolist stultifies all understanding but
his own, and that which he conceives like his own.

3. (Law) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that
the performance of some act may be avoided.

Synonyms: cripple

See Also: blackguard, demonstrate, establish, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, prove, rib, ridicule, shew, show, weaken

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