depraver

deprave

[dih-preyv] ,
verb (used with object), depraved, depraving.
1.
to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt.
2.
Obsolete. to defame.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English depraven (< Anglo-French) < Latin dēprāvāre to pervert, corrupt, equivalent to dē- de- + prāv(us) crooked + -āre infinitive suffix

depravation [dep-ruh-vey-shuhn] , noun
depraver, noun
depravingly, adverb
nondepravation, noun
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deprave (dɪˈpreɪv)
 
vb
1.  to make morally bad; corrupt; vitiate
2.  obsolete to defame; slander
 
[C14: from Latin dēprāvāre to distort, corrupt, from de- + prāvus crooked]
 
depravation
 
n
 
de'praver
 
n

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deprave
mid-14c., from O.Fr. depraver, from L. depravare "corrupt," from de- "completely" + pravus "crooked."
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