It’s not every day that someone uses a term I don’t recognize. Today a colleage used this word in an email and while I searched my Latin roots memory for meaning, I couldn’t quite make sense of it. I was stuck on “vitae” and hence, “life.”
Thus today’s Word of the Day (from Merriam-Webster.com).
Main Entry: vi·ti·ate
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): vi·ti·at·ed; vi·ti·at·ing
Etymology: Latin vitiatus, past participle of vitiare, from vitium fault, vice
1 : to make faulty or defective : impair 2 : to debase in moral or aesthetic status 3 : to make ineffective (synonyms, see debase)