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Etymology

From the Latin, com and rumpere.

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Adjective

corrupt (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
corrupt

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  1. In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.
    The Government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.
  2. With lots of errors in it; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.
    The text of the manuscript is corrupt.
    It turned out that the program was corrupt - that's why it wouldn't open.
  3. In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
    Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

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Verb

Infinitive
to corrupt

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to corrupt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.
    Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!

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References

  • "corrupt" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

corrupt” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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