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depraving


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deprave  \De*prave"\,  n.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depraved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Depraving}.]  [L.  depravare  depravatum  de-  +  pravus 
  crooked,  distorted,  perverse,  wicked.] 
  1.  To  speak  ill  of  to  depreciate;  to  malign;  to  revile. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  And  thou  knowest  conscience,  I  came  not  to  chide 
  Nor  deprave  thy  person  with  a  proud  heart.  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  2.  To  make  bad  or  worse;  to  vitiate;  to  corrupt. 
 
  Whose  pride  depraves  each  other  better  part 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  corrupt;  vitiate;  contaminate;  pollute. 




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