vitiation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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         The vitiation that breeds evil acts.     --G. Eliot.
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