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  • v  corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  • v  make imperfect
  • v  take away the legal force of or render ineffective

  • The foreign secretaries saw a series of feuds and bickerings between their countries which threatened to vitiate the ensuing summit talks.
  • We're obviously not talking Stalag 17 or The Great Escape here, but stray thoughts of movies in that mode inevitably tug at our minds and somewhat vitiate the power of this one.
  • If key decisions are made informally at unprepared meetings, the tendency to be obliging to the President and cooperative with one's colleagues may vitiate the articulation of real .
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  • EC asks parties not to vitiate purity of poll process
    NEW DELHI: Political parties will avoid making promises which are likely to vitiate the purity of election process and will have to spell out the rationale of promises made and the means of financing them in their manifestos, the Election Commission has said.
    Feb. 3, 2014 - INDOlink

  • SM Krishna in Economic Times
    Unfortunate incidents like the killing (in Melbourne) of Indian student will only vitiate the atmosphere of trust, the atmosphere of belief and the atmosphere of cordiality of the relationship,Mr Krishna said.
  • Kenneth Rogoff in International Herald Tribune
    Full-fledged opening of the capital accounts in the absence of essential supporting conditions can vitiate the realization of any benefits, while making a country more vulnerable to sudden stops of capital flows,Rogoff, a former chief of...

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