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. [1913 Webster]

2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile. [1913 Webster]

Evil communications corrupt good manners. --1. Cor. xv. 33. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe. [1913 Webster]

Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge That no king can corrupt. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text. [1913 Webster]

He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless. [1913 Webster]

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt. --Matt. vi. 19. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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