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tr.v. vi·ti·at·ed, vi·ti·at·ing, vi·ti·ates
1. To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil: "His famous compilation of norms was vitiated by a major sampling error" (Frederick Crews).
2. To corrupt morally; debase: "My anxieties ... still are great lest the numerous ... snares of vice should vitiate your early habits of virtue" (Abigail Adams). See Synonyms at corrupt.
3. To make ineffective (a contract or legal stipulation, for example); invalidate.
[Latin vitiāre, vitiāt-, from vitium, fault.]
vi′ti·a·ble (vĭsh′ē-ə-bəl) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||vitiated - impaired by diminution|
impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"
|2.||vitiated - ruined in character or quality|
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
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