Cor`rupt`   Pronunciation: k?r-r?pt´
a.1.Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.
- Knolles.
2.Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
At what ease
Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt
To swear against you.
- Shak.
3.Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.
v. t.1.To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.
[imp. & p. p. Corrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Corrupting.]
2.To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
Evil communications corrupt good manners.
- 1. Cor. xv. 33.
3.To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge
That no king can corrupt.
- Shak.
4.To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines.
- Locke.
5.To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt.
- Matt. vi. 19.
v. i.1.To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
2.To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness.
Verb1.corrupt - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
2.corrupt - alter from the original
Synonyms: spoil
3.corrupt - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
4.corrupt - place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
Synonyms: defile, sully, taint, cloud
Adj.1.corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
incorrupt - free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible"
2.corrupt - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
Synonyms: crooked
3.corrupt - containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"
Synonyms: corrupted
4.corrupt - touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"
Synonyms: tainted
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corrosive sublimate
corrugated board
corrugated cardboard
corrugated fastener
corrugated iron
Corrugated paper
-- Corrupt --
Corruption of blood
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