Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a reduction in the value, or an impairment in the quality of something
  • n. moral corruption
  • n. an abolition or abrogation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of vitiating, or the state of being vitiated; depravation; corruption; invalidation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of vitiating
  • n. A rendering invalid or illegal: as, the vitiation of a contract or a court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null

Etymologies

Latin vitiare, to spoil or damage (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But here again enter error of perspective, and vitiation due to the bias of love.

    Jack London: The Iron Heel

  • Growing numbers of citizens are demanding the independent investigation and prosecution of the members of the Bush administration responsible for the vitiation of fundamental legal principles like habeas corpus and the flagrant violation of both international and domestic laws against torture.

    John Cusack: A Hollow and Horrible Equivocation

  • If the dry skin is a result of pitta vitiation (dry skin in hot weather), then eat light foods that are easy to digest.

    Do you think Dietary Treatments is good for Dry skin

  • Since dry skin is caused due to vata or pitta vitiation, the diet should be designed to reduce these vitiations.

    Do you think Dietary Treatments is good for Dry skin

  • If the dry skin is a result of vata vitiation (dry skin in cold weather), then eat foods that are heavy on the stomach.

    Do you think Dietary Treatments is good for Dry skin

  • The second cause of disease lies in the vitiation of those components of the body which, though formed out of the simple elements, have coalesced in such a manner as to have a specific character of their own, such as blood, entrails, bone, marrow, and the various substances made from the blending of each of these.

    The Defense

  • Such of the foregoing remarks as apply to the results of the vitiation of the pure form of republican government delivered to

    The Englishwoman in America

  • They never did, and it paved the way for the vitiation of habeas under President Bush.

    Democrats Aren't Wafflers, They're Wifflers

  • Just the nonsense that closes out that last lightsaber duel "I have the high ground!" of all the stupid, pointless things for one Jedi to say to another almost eclipses the vitiation of the entire reason to care about the six films.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Still less can he afford to take the consequences, including the vitiation of his temper and the loss of self-control.

    How to Win Friends and Influence People

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