(a.) Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

(a.) Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.

(a.) Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

(v. t.) To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.

(v. t.) To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.

(v. t.) To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.

(v. t.) To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.

(v. t.) To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.

(v. i.) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.

(v. i.) To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.

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incorrupt, incorrupted, incorruptibility, incorruptible, incorruptibly, incorruption, incorruptive, incorruptly, incorruptness, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, uncorruptible, uncorruption

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