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What does "Vitiate" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) 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 (v. t.) 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


Synonyms void, spoil, profane, corrupt, pervert, impair, mar, debase, invalidate, deprave, deflower, debauch, demoralize, misdirect


Word Family vitiated, vitiates, vitiating, vitiation