demoralize: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-môr'u-līz", -mor'-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of: The continuous barrage demoralized the infantry.
- to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder: We were so demoralized by that one wrong turn that we were lost for hours.
- to corrupt or undermine the morals of.
- demoralize (Thesaurus)