Stultify – meaning of the word and examples

To allege or prove to be of unsound mind and hence not responsible. (Merriam – Webster)

To cause to appear or be stupid, foolish, or absurdly illogical. (Merriam – Webster)

To impair, invalidate, or make ineffective: Negate. (Merriam – Webster)

To have a dulling or inhibiting effect on. (Merriam – Webster)

If something stultifies you, it makes you feel empty or dull in your mind, because it is so boring. (Collins Dictionary)

Cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Cause (someone) to appear foolish or absurd. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Preventing new ideas from developing. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Examples

Let’s Diversify, not Stultify.

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/lets-diversify-not-stultify/30930

Don’t let technology stultify your brain – download a book.

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/89235/dont-let-technology-stultify-your-brain-download-a-book/

Review: Decrease and Stultify: Contraception and Abortion in American Society.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2700955?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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