Dep`ra*va"tion (?), n. [L. depravitio, from depravare: cf. F. d'epravation. See Deprave.]
To stubborn critics, apt, without a theme,
The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.
The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.
The depravation of his moral character destroyed his judgment.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.
Syn. -- Depravity; corruption. See Depravity.
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