Stultified
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To regard as a fool, or as foolish. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The modern sciolist stultifies all understanding but his own, and that which he conceives like his own. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that the performance of some act may be avoided. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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