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Vitiate

To impair or make void; to destroy or annul, either completely or partially, the force and effect of an act or instrument.

Mutual mistake or Fraud, for example, might vitiate a contract.

vitiate

verb abolish, abrogate, annul, blight, cancel, counteract, damage, depravare, destroy, disannul, impair, injure, invalidate, make faulty, make imperfect, make immure, make ineffective, make void, mar, negate, negative, neutralize, nullify, overturn, pervert, poison, pollute, quash, render defective, render inefficacious, rescind, reverse, spoil, sully, tamper with, undo, vitiare, weaken
Foreign phrases: Crimen omnia ex se nata vitiat.Crime viiiates all that is born of it.
See also: abolish, adulterate, annul, contaminate, corrupt, damage, debase, debauch, degenerate, denature, deteriorate, disable, dissolve, impair, infect, invalidate, neutralize, nullify, pervert, pollute, revoke, spoil, subvert, sully, taint, terminate

vitiate

to destroy the force or legal effect of, for example, a deed.
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Foreign Office Spokesman said that Indian Foreign Secretarys vitriolic remarks against Pakistan yet again reveals that the Indian Government persists in its propaganda campaign that only vitiates the atmosphere, darkens the horizon and dampens hopes for peace and tranquillity in South Asia.
The landowners who sign the agreement will be responsible for any event, finding or happening which threatens or vitiates the integrity of the pipeline.