WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to make (someone) feel dull because of some boring, repeating activity:felt stultified by his humdrum job.
- to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous.
- to render absurdly or wholly futile or ineffectual, esp. by degrading or frustrating means:Menial work can stultify the mind.
- Lawto allege or prove (oneself or another) to be of unsound mind.
- Late Latin stultificāre, equivalent. to Latin stult(us) stupid + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cripple, impede, frustrate, hinder, thwart.