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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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The police arrested Priti Som and Sagar Som from Sardhana, the constituency represented by Sangeet, and charged them with vitiating communal harmony.
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However, rather than going for meaningful dialogue with Taliban, the government opted for force resulting in further vitiating law and order in the country.