Vitiate definition

vĭshē-āt
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil.
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To corrupt morally; debase.
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To make imperfect, faulty, or impure; spoil; corrupt.
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To weaken morally; debase; pervert.
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To make ineffective (a contract or legal stipulation, for example); invalidate.
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To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
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To vitiate is to corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.

When you bribe a policeman, this is an example of when you vitiate the policeman.

When you make a legal contract invalid, this is an example of a time when you vitiate the contract.

When you give an underage person a drink, this an example of when you vitiate a child.

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To make (a contract, or other legal instrument) ineffective; invalidate.
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To invalidate either partially or completely.
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To corrupt morally.
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To spoil, make faulty; to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something.
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(archaic) To violate, to rape.
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To make something ineffective, to invalidate.
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Origin of vitiate

  • Latin vitiāre vitiāt- from vitium fault

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From vitiātus, the perfect passive participle of Latin vitiō (“damage, spoil"), from vitium (“vice").

    From Wiktionary