Infinitive: deprave
3rd person: depraves
Present: depraving
Gerund: depraving
Past: depraved
Perfect: depraved

To make corrupt or immoral.


—Do you see its colour?
—So it is. To seduce people. Debauch and
deprave. We have to do the opposite. Don't let the gold fool you. On the contrary! The golden monster must be repudiated by golden means. A stuck wedge can be released by a counterwedge, isn't it so? By that, I mean that the spiritualistic cleansing will cost you something. (Context: Dr∙ Barton is trying to get rid of a dangerously superstitious visitor. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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