verb (used with object), vi·ti·at·ed, vi·ti·at·ing.
Origin of vitiate
Examples from the Web for vitiation
The phenomena of puerperal fever originate in a vitiation of the fluids.A System of Midwifery|Edward Rigby
To correct this vitiation, to abolish these disastrous hates and misconceptions, elaborate learning was not needed.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
He had a contempt for cheap and plain belongings, as leaning insensibly to vitiation of taste.Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas
There is the inefficiency of the syllogism, and also the vitiation produced by its employment.A Logic Of Facts|George Jacob Holyoake
In Everope is seen the extremity to which the vitiation here mentioned by the great moralist may sometimes be carried.Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3)|William Davy Watson
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Word Origin for vitiate
Word Origin and History for vitiation
1530s, from Latin vitiatus, past participle of vitiare "to make faulty, injure, spoil, corrupt," from vitium "fault, defect, blemish, crime, vice" (see vice (n.1)). Related: Vitiated; vitiating.