corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)
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"
mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)
"nothing marred her beauty"
invalidate, void, vitiate(verb)
take away the legal force of or render ineffective
"invalidate a contract"
to spoil, make faulty; to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something
to debase or morally corrupt
to violate, to rape
to make something ineffective, to invalidate
Origin: From vitiatus, the perfect passive participle of vitio, from vitium.
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
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
Origin: [L. vitiatus, p. p. vitiare to vitiate, fr. vitium a fault, vice. See Vice a fault.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vish′i-āt, v.t. to render faulty or defective: to make less pure: to deprave: to taint—earlier Vi′ciate.—ns. Vitiā′tion; Vi′tiātor; Vitios′ity, state or quality of being vicious. [L. vitiāre, -ātum—vitium. See Vice (2).]
The numerical value of vitiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of vitiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
#3537. Superfluity does not vitiate.
When a head does not fulfill his commitment to customers or vendors, he only sets the precedent for subordinates to follow it as a system amongst themselves to vitiate own working environment.
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
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