corrupt

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
corrupt

Comparative
more corrupt

Superlative
most corrupt

  1. If someone is corrupt, they are weak in morals; it is depraved or perverted.
    The Government here is corrupt, so we'll move to escape them.
  2. If something is corrupt, it is not correct; it is with lots of errors in it.
    The text of the manuscript is corrupt.
    It turned out that the program was corrupt - that's why it wouldn't open.
  3. If someone or something is corrupt, it is not pure; it is spoiled or tainted.
    Prisoners of war are sometimes fed corrupt food.

Verb[change]

Plain form
corrupt

Third-person singular
corrupts

Past tense
corrupted

Past participle
corrupted

Present participle
corrupting

  1. (transitive) If you corrupt something or someone, you make them corrupt; you change them from good to bad.
    Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!

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