Variant of deprave
- to lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
- Obsolete to defame or slander
Origin: Middle English depraven ; from Old French depraver ; from Classical Latin depravare, to make crooked ; from de-, intensive plush pravus, crooked ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pra-, to bend from source Middle Irish rāth, bulwark
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