Stultify

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.
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2. To regard as a fool, or as foolish. [R.]
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The modern sciolist stultifies all understanding but his own, and that which he conceives like his own.
Hazlitt.
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3. (Law) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that the performance of some act may be avoided.
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