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demoralize

verb
     
de‧mor‧al‧ize also demoralise British English [transitive]
to reduce or destroy someone's courage or confidence:
The illness demoralized him and recovery took several weeks.
demoralized adjective:
The refugees were cold, hungry, and demoralized.
demoralizing adjective:
the demoralizing effects of unemployment
demoralization noun [uncountable]

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