I am searching for a verb to express:

  • make something lose its function or make something inefficient.

for instance:

the symbol loses its special meaning in that context.

I wanna say:

the symbol is 'verb'ed.

  • incapacitate, disable, cripple, disenable, put sth out of action, immobilize, weaken, enfeeble, exhaust Dec 3, 2017 at 9:00

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Sadly it is specific to biology, but "denatured" would be perfect here.

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