Definition for COR-RUPT'

COR-RUPT', v.t. [L. corruptus, from corrumpo, con and rumpo, for rupo, to break; Fr. corrompre; It. corrompere; Sp. corromper. Class Rb. Literally, to break, separate, or dissolve. Hence,]

  1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to separate the component parts of a body, as by a natural process, which is accompanied by a fetid smell.
  2. To vitiate or deprave; to change from good to bad. Evil communications corrupt good manners. – 1 Cor. xv.
  3. To waste, spoil or consume. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt. – Matth. vi.
  4. To defile or pollute. – Ex. xxxii.
  5. To entice from good and allure to evil. – 2 Cor. xi.
  6. To pervert; to break, disobey or make void. – Mal. ii.
  7. To pervert or vitiate integrity; to bribe; as, to corrupt a judge.
  8. To debase or render impure, by alterations or innovations; as, to corrupt language.
  9. To pervert; to falsify; to infect with errors; as, to corrupt the sacred text.

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