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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Corrupt \Cor*rupt"\, verb (used with an object) [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

corrupting

adjective

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: {corrupting}, {degrading}]

3: that infects or taints [syn: {corrupting}, {contaminating}]


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