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Adjective: corrupting  ku'rúp-ting
  1. Seducing into corrupt practices
     
  2. Harmful to the mind or morals
    "corrupt judges and their corrupting influence";
    - degrading
     
  3. That infects or taints
    - contaminating
Verb: corrupt  ku'rúpt
  1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "corrupt the morals";
    - pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise [Brit], debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
     
  2. (crime) make illegal payments to in exchange for favours or influence
    "This judge can be corrupted";
    - bribe, buy, grease one's palms
     
  3. Place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    "corrupt someone's reputation";
    - defile, sully, taint, cloud
     
  4. Alter from the original to become worse or broken
    - spoil

See also: infectious, noxious, seductive

Type of: alter, change, deflower, impair, mar, modify, pay, pollute, spoil, vitiate

Encyclopedia: Corrupt