Complete Definition of "corrupt"

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English

Etymology
From the Latin, com and rumpere.

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ʌpt|-ʌpt

Adjective
en-adj

  1. In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.

#: The Government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.

  1. 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.

  1. In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

#: Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

Quotations
RQ:Authorized Version, Genesis 6:11

Translations
trans-top|in a depraved state
Finnish: turmeltunut, korruptoitunut
French: corrompu, dévoyé
German: korrupt
Greek: διεφθαρμένος (dieftharmenos) m
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Hebrew: מושחת (mushkhat) m; מושחתת (mushkhetet) f
Scottish Gaelic: olc, meallta, breun
Spanish: corrupto
Verlan: ripou
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trans-top|with lots of errors in it
Finnish: korruptoitunut
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To make #Adjective|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!

Quotations
RQ:Authorized Version, Genesis 6:12

Translations
trans-top|to change from good to bad
Finnish: turmella, korruptoida
French: corrompre
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Hebrew: להשחית (lehashkhyt)
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Related terms
corruptible
corruption
incorruptible

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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