Demoralize

De*mor"al*ize

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demoralized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Demoralizing.] [F. dmoraliser; pref. d- (L. dis- or de) + moraliser. See Moralize.] To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit, etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency.
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The demoralizing example of profligate power and prosperous crime.
Walsh.
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The vices of the nobility had demoralized the army.
Bancroft.
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