Corruptive Cor*rupt"ive (k?r-r?p"t?v), a. [L. corruptivus: cf. F. corruptif.] Having the quality of tainting or vitiating; tending to produce corruption. [1913 Webster]

It should be endued with some corruptive quality for so speedy a dissolution of the meat. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corruptive — [kə rup′tiv] adj. 〚ME corruptif < LL(Ec) corruptivus〛 tending to corrupt or produce corruption corruptively adv. * * * See corrupter. * * * …   Universalium

  • corruptive — [kə rup′tiv] adj. [ME corruptif < LL(Ec) corruptivus] tending to corrupt or produce corruption corruptively adv …   English World dictionary

  • corruptive — corrupt ► ADJECTIVE 1) willing to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain. 2) evil or morally depraved. 3) (of a text or computer data) made unreliable by errors or alterations. 4) archaic rotten or putrid. ► VERB 1) make corrupt. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • corruptive — adjective Date: 15th century producing or tending to produce corruption • corruptively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corruptive — adjective Tending to corrupt …   Wiktionary

  • corruptive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Morally detrimental: contaminative, demoralizing, unhealthy, unwholesome. See RIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • corruptive — cor rup·tive || tɪv adj. tending to spoil; likely to cause dishonesty or depravity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corruptive — cor·rup·tive …   English syllables

  • corruptive — adjective tending to corrupt or pervert • Syn: ↑perversive, ↑pestiferous • Similar to: ↑evil • Derivationally related forms: ↑pervert (for: ↑perversive), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • corruptif — ⇒CORRUPTIF, IVE, adj. Rare. Qui a la propriété de corrompre, notamment par de l argent : • ... Fraisier avait fait venir chez lui la loueuse de chaises, et la soumettait à sa conversation corruptive, aux ruses de sa puissance chicanière, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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