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Meaning of corrupt

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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