Definition of


  1. (verb, change) take away the legal force of or render ineffective
  2. (verb, change) make imperfect
  3. (verb, social) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    Do school counselors subvert young children?
    corrupt the morals

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Origin of the word Vitiate

  1. 1534, from L. vitiatus, pp. of vitiare "to make faulty, injure, spoil, corrupt," from vitium "fault, defect, blemish, crime, vice" (see vice (1)). more

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Words that sound like Vitiate

v-day, v-e day, vapid, vapidity, vat, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, video, vidua, vitiated, vivid, void, voodoo, vote, vote out, vt

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