• To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.
  • To become putrid, tainted, or otherwise impure; to putrefy; to rot.
  • To introduce errors; to place into an invalid state.
  • To debase or make impure by alterations or additions; to falsify.
  • To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.


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  • From Middle English corrupten, derived from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpō, from com- + rumpere.

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