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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dep·ra·va·tion n.
 1. Detraction; depreciation. [Obs.]
 To stubborn critics, apt, without a theme,
 For depravation.   --Shak.
 2. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.
 3. The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.
    The depravation of his moral character destroyed his judgment.   --Sir G. C. Lewis.
 4. Med. Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.
 Syn: -- Depravity; corruption. See Depravity.