Vitiate Definition

vitiated, vitiates, vitiating
vitiated, vitiates, vitiating
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil.
American Heritage
To make imperfect, faulty, or impure; spoil; corrupt.
Webster's New World
To weaken morally; debase; pervert.
Webster's New World
To make (a contract, or other legal instrument) ineffective; invalidate.
Webster's New World
To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Vitiate

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin vitiāre vitiāt- from vitium fault

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

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