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 for depravation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depravation \Dep`ra*va"tion\ (d[e^]p`r[.a]*v[=a]"sh[u^]n), n.
     [L. depravitio, from depravare: cf. F. d['e]pravation. See
     Deprave.]
     1. Detraction; depreciation. [Obs.]
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              To stubborn critics, apt, without a theme,
              For depravation.                      --Shak.
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     2. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of
        corrupting.
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     3. The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy;
        depravity.
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              The depravation of his moral character destroyed his
              judgment.                             --Sir G. C.
                                                    Lewis.
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     4. (Med.) Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid
        perversion.
  
     Syn: Depravity; corruption. See Depravity.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  depravation
      n 1: moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral
           principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper
           classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual
           degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its
           depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction" [syn:
           corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity,
           putrefaction]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "depravation":
     abandon, abandonment, abjection, comedown, corruptedness,
     corruption, corruptness, debasement, decadence, decadency,
     declension, declination, decline, deformation, degeneracy,
     degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demoralization,
     demotion, depravedness, depravity, depreciation, derogation,
     descent, deterioration, devolution, dissoluteness, downtrend,
     downturn, downward mobility, downward trend, drop, dying, ebb,
     effeteness, fading, failing, failure, failure of nerve, fall,
     falling-off, involution, lapse, loss of tone, moral pollution,
     moral turpitude, profligacy, regression, reprobacy, retrocession,
     retrogradation, retrogression, rottenness, slippage, slump,
     turpitude, wane
  
  

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