depravation

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French dépravation, from Latin dēprāvātiō(perversion, distortion, corruption, depravity)

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Noun[edit]

depravation (plural depravations)

  1. Detraction; depreciation.
  2. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.
  3. The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.
  4. Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.

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