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depravation


depravation


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depravation  \Dep`ra*va"tion\  (d[e^]p`r[.a]*v[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n. 
  [L.  depravitio  from  depravare:  cf  F.  d['e]pravation.  See 
  {Deprave}.] 
  1.  Detraction;  depreciation.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  stubborn  critics,  apt,  without  a  theme,  For 
  depravation.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  depraving,  or  making  anything  bad  the  act  of 
  corrupting. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  being  depraved  or  degenerated;  degeneracy; 
  depravity. 
 
  The  depravation  of  his  moral  character  destroyed  his 
  judgment.  --Sir  G.  C. 
  Lewis. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  Change  for  the  worse;  deterioration;  morbid 
  perversion. 
 
  Syn:  Depravity;  corruption.  See  {Depravity}.