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Meaning of DEPRAVATION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dep`ra*va"tion\ (d[e^]p`r[.a]*v[=a]"sh[u^]n), n.
[L. depravitio, from depravare: cf. F. d['e]pravation. 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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