Definition for COR-RUPT'

COR-RUPT', a. [L. corruptus; It. corrotto.]

  1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state, as by natural decomposition.
  2. Spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound; as, corrupt air, or bread. – Knolles.
  3. Depraved; vitiated; tainted with wickedness. They are corrupt; they have done abominable works. – Ps xiv. The earth was corrupt before God. – Gen. vi.
  4. Debased; rendered impure; changed to a worse state; as, corrupt language.
  5. Not genuine; infected with errors or mistakes. The text is corrupt.

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