[ vish-ee-eyt ]
/ ˈvɪʃ iˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), vi·ti·at·ed, vi·ti·at·ing.
to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.
to debase; corrupt; pervert.
to make legally defective or invalid; invalidate: to vitiate a claim.
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Origin of vitiate
OTHER WORDS FROM vitiate
vi·ti·a·tion, nounvi·ti·a·tor, nounnon·vi·ti·a·tion, nounun·vi·ti·at·ed, adjective
Words nearby vitiate
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British Dictionary definitions for non-vitiation
/ (ˈvɪʃɪˌeɪt) /
to make faulty or imperfect
to debase, pervert, or corrupt
to destroy the force or legal effect of (a deed, etc)to vitiate a contract
Derived forms of vitiatevitiable, adjectivevitiation, nounvitiator, noun
Word Origin for vitiate
C16: from Latin vitiāre to injure, from vitium a fault
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