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de·prave / diˈprāv/ • v. [tr.] make (someone) immoral or wicked: this book would deprave and corrupt young children. DERIVATIVES: dep·ra·va·tion / ˌdeprəˈvāshən/ n. ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense ‘pervert the meaning or intention of something’): from Old French depraver or Latin depravare, from de- ‘down, thoroughly’ + pravus ‘crooked, perverse.’

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deprave

deprave XIV. — (O)F. dépraver or L. dēprāvāre, f. DE- 3 + prāvus crooked, perverse, bad.
So depravity XVII.

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