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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deprave \De*prave"\ (d[-e]*pr[=a]v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depraved (d[-e]*pr[=a]vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Depraving.] [L. depravare, depravatum; de- + pravus crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked.] 1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And thou knowest, conscience, I came not to chide Nor deprave thy person with a proud heart. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt. [1913 Webster] Whose pride depraves each other better part. --Spenser. Syn: To corrupt; vitiate; contaminate; pollute. [1913 Webster]