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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrupt  \Cor*rupt"\  (k?r-r?pt"),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  putrid  or  tainted;  to  putrefy;  to  rot.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  become  vitiated;  to  lose  putity  or  goodness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrupt  \Cor*rupt`\  (k?r-r?pt"),  a.  [L.  corruptus  p.  p.  of 
  corrumpere  to  corrupt;  cor-  +  rumpere  to  break.  See 
  {Rupture}.] 
  1.  Changed  from  a  sound  to  a  putrid  state;  spoiled;  tainted; 
  vitiated;  unsound. 
 
  Who  with  such  corrupt  and  pestilent  bread  would  feed 
  them  --Knolles. 
 
  2.  Changed  from  a  state  of  uprightness,  correctness,  truth, 
  etc.,  to  a  worse  state;  vitiated;  depraved;  debased; 
  perverted;  as  corrupt  language;  corrupt  judges. 
 
  At  what  ease  Might  corrupt  minds  procure  knaves  as 
  corrupt  To  swear  against  you  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Abounding  in  errors;  not  genuine  or  correct;  as  the  text 
  of  the  manuscript  is  corrupt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrupt  \Cor*rupt"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Corrupted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Corrupting}.] 
  1.  To  change  from  a  sound  to  a  putrid  or  putrescent  state;  to 
  make  putrid;  to  putrefy. 
 
  2.  To  change  from  good  to  bad  to  vitiate;  to  deprave;  to 
  pervert;  to  debase;  to  defile. 
 
  Evil  communications  corrupt  good  manners.  --1.  Cor. 
  xv  33. 
 
  3.  To  draw  aside  from  the  path  of  rectitude  and  duty;  as  to 
  corrupt  a  judge  by  a  bribe. 
 
  Heaven  is  above  all  yet  there  sits  a  Judge  That  no 
  king  can  corrupt.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  debase  or  render  impure  by  alterations  or  innovations; 
  to  falsify;  as  to  corrupt  language;  to  corrupt  the  sacred 
  text. 
 
  He  that  makes  an  ill  use  of  it  [language],  though  he 
  does  not  corrupt  the  fountains  of  knowledge,  .  .  . 
  yet  he  stops  the  pines.  --Locke. 
 
  5.  To  waste,  spoil,  or  consume;  to  make  worthless. 
 
  Lay  not  up  for  yourselves  treasures  upon  earth, 
  where  moth  and  rust  doth  corrupt.  --Matt.  vi 
  19. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corrupt 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  integrity;  "humanity  they  knew  to  be 
  corrupt...from  the  day  of  Adam's  creation";  "a  corrupt 
  and  incompetent  city  government"  [ant:  {incorrupt}] 
  2:  not  straight;  dishonest  or  immoral  or  evasive  [syn:  {crooked}] 
  [ant:  {straight}] 
  3:  containing  errors  or  alterations;  "a  corrupt  text";  "spoke  a 
  corrupted  version  of  the  language"  [syn:  {corrupted}] 
  4:  touched  by  rot  or  decay;  "tainted  bacon";  "`corrupt'  is 
  archaic"  [syn:  {tainted}] 
  v  1:  corrupt  morally  [syn:  {pervert},  {demoralize},  {debauch},  {debase}, 
  {profane},  {vitiate},  {deprave},  {misdirect}] 
  2:  make  illegal  payments  to  in  exchange  for  favors  or 
  influence;  "This  judge  can  be  bought"  [syn:  {bribe},  {buy}] 
  3:  place  under  suspicion  or  cast  doubt  upon  "sully  someone's 
  reputation"  [syn:  {defile},  {sully},  {taint},  {cloud}] 
  4:  alter  from  the  original  [syn:  {spoil}] 




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