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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  corrupting 
  adj  1:  seducing  into  corrupt  practices 
  2:  harmful  to  the  mind  or  morals;  "corrupt  judges  and  their 
  corrupting  influence";  "the  vicious  and  degrading  cult  of 
  violence"  [syn:  {degrading}] 
  3:  that  infects  or  taints  [syn:  {contaminating}] 




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