Corruptible Cor*rupt"i*ble (k?r-r?p"t?-b'l), a. [L. corruptibilis: cf. F. corruptible.] 1. Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay. ``Our corruptible bodies.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold. --1 Pet. i. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation. [1913 Webster]

They systematically corrupt very corruptible race. --Burke. -- {Cor*rupt"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {Cor*rupt"i*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corruptibleness — See corruptibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • corruptibleness — noun The state or quality of being corruptible …   Wiktionary

  • corruptibleness — n. quality of being corruptible, tendency to spoil, perishability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corruptibleness — cor·rupt·ible·ness …   English syllables

  • corruptibleness — noun see corruptible …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corruptibility — Cor*rupt i*bil i*ty (k?r r?p t? b?l ? t?), n. [L. corruptibilitas: cf. F. corruptibilit[ e].] The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corruptible — corruptibility, corruptibleness, n. corruptibly, adv. /keuh rup teuh beuhl/, adj. that can or might be corrupted. [1300 50; ME ( < AF) < LL corruptibilis < L corrupt(us) (see CORRUPT) + ibilis IBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • corruptible — /kəˈrʌptəbəl/ (say kuh ruptuhbuhl) adjective that may be corrupted. –corruptibility /kərʌptəˈbɪləti/ (say kuhruptuh biluhtee), corruptibleness, noun –corruptibly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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