Dep`ra*va"tion (?), n. [L. depravitio, from depravare: cf. F. d'epravation. 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.

 

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