Pronunciation: (di-môr'u-līz", -mor'-), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of: The continuous barrage demoralized the infantry.
2. to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder: We were so demoralized by that one wrong turn that we were lost for hours.
3. to corrupt or undermine the morals of. Also, esp. Brit.,de•mor'al•ise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.