WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
stul•ti•fy /ˈstʌltəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation v. [+ object],-fied, -fy•ing.

    to make (someone) feel dull because of some boring, repeating activity:felt stultified by his humdrum job.
stul•ti•fi•ca•tion /ˌstʌltəfəkeɪʃən/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

stultify /ˈstʌltɪˌfaɪ/ vb ( -fies, -fying, -fied)(transitive)
  1. to make useless, futile, or ineffectual, esp by routine
  2. to cause to appear absurd or inconsistent
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin stultus stupid + facere to make

ˌstultifiˈcation n ˈstultiˌfier n




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