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Vitiate

Vitiate Meaning & Definition
Vitiate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Vitiate?

[v] take away the legal force of or render ineffective; "invalidateas a contract"
[v] make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
[v] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Vitiate: corrupt | debase | debauch | deflower | demoralise | demoralize | deprave | impair | invalidate | mar | misdirect | pervert | profane | spoil | subvert | void

Related Terms | Find terms related to Vitiate:

See Also | alter | alter | bastardise | bastardize | blemish | carnalise | carnalize | change | change | cloud | corrupt | damage | deface | defile | disfigure | infect | lead astray | lead off | poison | sensualise | sensualize | suborn | sully | taint | whore

Vitiate In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vitiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vitiating}.] [L. vitiatus, p. p. vitiare to vitiate, fr. vitium a fault, vice. See {Vice} a fault.] [Written also {viciate}.] 1. To make vicious, faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to injure the substance or qualities of; to impair; to contaminate; to spoil; as, exaggeration vitiates a style of writing; sewer gas vitiates the air. A will vitiated and growth out of love with the truth disposes the understanding to error and delusion. --South. Without care it may be used to vitiate our minds. --Burke. This undistinguishing complaisance will vitiate the taste of readers. --Garth. 2. To cause to fail of effect, either wholly or in part; to make void; to destroy, as the validity or binding force of an instrument or transaction; to annul; as, any undue influence exerted on a jury vitiates their verdict; fraud vitiates a contract.

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