Definition and Meanings for vitiate
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Part of Speech of vitiate
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of vitiate
Meaning of vitiate
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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.
- 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.