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De*prave" (?), n. t. [imp. & p. p. Depraved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Depraving.] [L. depravare, depravatum; de- + pravus crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked.]


To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.


And thou knowest, conscience, I came not to chide Nor deprave thy person with a proud heart. Piers Plowman.


To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.

Whose pride depraves each other better part. Spenser.

Syn. -- To corrupt; vitiate; contaminate; pollute.


© Webster 1913.

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