a) a reduction in the value, or an impairment in the quality of something

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  • Vitiation — Vi ti*a tion, n. [L. vitiatio.] The act of vitiating, or the state of being vitiated; depravation; corruption; invalidation; as, the vitiation of the blood; the vitiation of a contract. [1913 Webster] The vitiation that breeds evil acts. G. Eliot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitiation — index annulment, contaminate, damage, debauchment, fault (weakness), invalidity, perversion, rescision …   Law dictionary

  • vitiation — noun nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null the vitiation of the contract • Derivationally related forms: ↑vitiate • Hypernyms: ↑nullification, ↑override …   Useful english dictionary

  • vitiation — noun see vitiate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vitiation — See vitiable. * * * …   Universalium

  • vitiation — A change that impairs utility or reduces efficiency. [L. vitiatio fr. vitio, pp. vitiatus, to corrupt, fr. vitium, vice] * * * vi·ti·a·tion (vish″e aґshən) [L. vitiatio] impairment of efficiency; the perversion of any process so as to… …   Medical dictionary

  • vitiation — vi·ti·a·tion || ‚vɪʃɪ eɪʃn n. weakening; corruption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vitiation — n. Deterioration, degeneration, debasement, degradation, degeneracy, depravation, impairment, injury, corruption, perversion, pollution, prostitution, invalidation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vitiation — n 1. impairment, reduction, devaluation, deterioration, depreciation, lowering, descent, fall, detriment; adulteration, pollution, contamination, infection, dilution, poisoning. 2. debasement, abasement, degradation, degeneration, decadence;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vitiation — vi·ti·a·tion …   English syllables

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