Corrupt

Definition of Corrupt

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.
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.
4.To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
5.To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
v. i.1.To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
2.To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness.

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