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cor•rupt

Pronunciation: (ku-rupt'), [key]
? adj.
  1. guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge.
  2. debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society.
  3. made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text.
  4. infected; tainted.
  5. decayed; putrid.
?v.t.
  1. to destroy the integrity of; cause to be dishonest, disloyal, etc., esp. by bribery.
  2. to lower morally; pervert: to corrupt youth.
  3. to alter (a language, text, etc.) for the worse; debase.
  4. to mar; spoil.
  5. to infect; taint.
  6. to make putrid or putrescent.
  7. to subject (an attainted person) to corruption of blood.
?v.i.
  1. to become corrupt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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