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Synonyms for vitiateˈvɪʃ iˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    Synonyms:
    subvert, bring down, mislead, overthrow, alloy, misguide, twist, impair, misaddress, abuse, deflower, demoralise, cloud, misdirect, weaken, get down, debase, counteract, demoralize, sully, convolute, vitiate, profane, deject, lead astray, defile, desecrate, sophisticate, sabotage, load, countermine, mar, taint, overturn, stretch, invalidate, deprave, adulterate, dilute, twist around, undermine, buy, violate, grease one's palms, outrage, cast down, void, dispirit, depress, bribe, misuse, pervert, dismay, debauch, spoil, corrupt

  2. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)

    make imperfect

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, debase, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, deflower, demoralise, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pervert, demoralize, fumble, flub, rape, thwart, ruin, ball up, subvert, featherbed, bollocks up, plunder, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, vitiate, invalidate, louse up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, mutilate, void, deprave, cocker, misdirect, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

  3. invalidate, void, vitiate(verb)

    take away the legal force of or render ineffective

    Synonyms:
    impair, debase, pervert, spoil, avoid, deprave, debauch, empty, annul, vitiate, subvert, evacuate, profane, deflower, invalidate, cancel, misdirect, demoralise, mar, nullify, quash, corrupt, demoralize, void

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vitiate

    The hand may be defiled by a touch of pitch; swine that have been wallowing in the mud are befouled. Contaminate and infect refer to something evil that deeply pervades and permeates, as the human body or mind. Pollute is used chiefly of liquids; as, water polluted with sewage. Tainted meat is repulsive; infected meat contains germs of disease. A soiled garment may be cleansed by washing; a spoiled garment is beyond cleansing or repair. Bright metal is tarnished by exposure; a fair sheet is sullied by a dirty hand. In figurative use, defile may be used merely in the ceremonial sense; "they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled," John xviii, 28; contaminate refers to deep spiritual injury. Pollute has also a reference to sacrilege; as, to pollute a sanctuary, an altar, or an ordinance. The innocent are often contaminated by association with the wicked; the vicious are more and more corrupted by their own excesses. We speak of a vitiated taste or style; fraud vitiates a title or a contract.

    Synonyms:
    befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, infect, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish

    Antonyms:
    clean, cleanse, disinfect, hallow, purify, sanctify, wash

    Preposition:
    The temple was defiled with blood; defiled by sacrilegious deeds.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vitiate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impair, spoil, deteriorate, debase, deprave, corrupt, pollute, adulterate, injure, contaminate, infect, defile, poison


Translations for vitiate

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  • beschädigenGerman
  • viciarSpanish
  • mitätöidä, pilataFinnish
  • bedervenDutch
  • по́ртить, разврати́ть, растлева́ть, растли́ть, развраща́ть, изнаси́ловать, испо́ртить, наси́ловатьRussian
  • vitiateChinese

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