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[vish-ee-eyt] /ˈvɪʃ iˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), vitiated, vitiating.
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.
verb (transitive)
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

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.


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