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deprave

de·prave

deprave

 
 
pronunciation:
dih preIv
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: depraved, depraves, depraving
definition: to change for the worse, esp. morally; corrupt; pervert.
The defense attorney claimed that parental abuse had depraved his young client.
similar words:
degrade, infect, pervert, pollute, rot
derivations: depravation (n.), depraver (n.)