Part of speech:
(Computer Science) A computer program that duplicates itself in a manner that is harmful to normal computer use. Most viruses work by attaching themselves to another program. The amount of damage varies; viruses may erase all data or do nothing but reproduce themselves.
Anything harmful or destructive to happiness or welfare, such as an idea, emotion, etc.
To treat a microscope specimen with a dye
To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
To cause the invasion, as of a cell, with a microorganism or other infectious agent:
To undergo decay.
To cause to become rotten; spoil:
To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
To destroy totally; ravage:
To cook in boiling water or other liquid
(Dialectal) To bring forth (young) prematurely, said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc.
To vitiate is to corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.
To turn another way; to divert.
To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten:
To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
To debase is defined as to cheapen, or make lower in value or quality.
To treat in a brutal way
A sore, usually infected spot on the body, as an ulcer, boil, or blister
Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing:
(Uncountable, euphemistic) Correction of deficits, as by psychological counseling or medication or social support or remedial training.
To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove:
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