[ US /ˈviʃɪˌeɪt/ ]
[ UK /vˈɪʃɪˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. make imperfect
    nothing marred her beauty
  2. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    Do school counselors subvert young children?
    corrupt the morals
    debauch the young people with wine and women
    Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  3. take away the legal force of or render ineffective
    invalidate a contract
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How To Use vitiate In A Sentence

  • Strategic policy during the War was vitiated because of a sharp division between "easterners" and "westerners".
  • If it does not reject this biased report, it would vitiate itself, it would begin - or re-begin the process of vitiating itself from its own relevance and importance. CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2009
  • The demands made upon Martin in the novitiate in his difficult work with the dying - and the hard-won joy it brings - lead to a further thought.
  • For reasons already given we do not accept that the judge's self-direction was vitiated by legal misdirection.
  • The first occupants of the novitiate were the founder himself, his first associate, Father La Vavasseur, and a sub-deacon, M. Collin. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • Tom Goldstein, dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where impressionable novitiates are prepared for the high calling of the Fourth Estate, avowed that Wright was just ‘a corporate citizen’ doing his job.
  • This unvitiated region stands in no need of the veil of twilight to soften or disguise its features.
  • Finally, an apparently valid consent may be vitiated if it is obtained by fraud, which includes cases where a professional deliberately withholds information in bad faith, or by misrepresenting the nature of the proposed care.
  • She entered the novitiate soon after her baptism and pronounced her final vows on September 19, 1699.
  • He rejuvenates and remoulds spiritually enervated souls and purifies their intellects by imparting unvitiated Gita knowledge to them.
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