Definition and Meanings for corrupt
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Part of Speech of corrupt
adjective, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of corrupt
Meaning of corrupt
- changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
- changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
- abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.
- to change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
- to draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
- to debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
- to waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
as intransitive verb
- to become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
- to become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness.