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vitiate

[ vish-ee-eyt ]
/ 藞v瑟蕛 i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), vi路ti路at路ed, vi路ti路at路ing.
to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.
to make legally defective or invalid; invalidate: to vitiate a claim.
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Origin of vitiate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Latin viti膩tus, past participle of viti膩re 鈥渢o spoil, impair,鈥 derivative of vitium 鈥渂lemish, defect, fault鈥 + -膩tus; see vice1, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for vitiate

vitiate
/ (藞v瑟蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
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 vitiate

vitiable, adjectivevitiation, nounvitiator, noun

Word Origin for vitiate

C16: from Latin viti膩re to injure, from vitium a fault
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