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Dictionary definition for: Corrupt

1. (v) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

2. (a) lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam''s creation" "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

3. (v) alter from the original

4. (a) not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

5. (v) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"

6. (s) containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text" "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

7. (v) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone''s reputation"

8. (s) touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon" "corrupt" is archaic"

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