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Adjective: corrupted  ku'rúp-tid
  1. Containing errors or alterations
    "spoke a corrupted version of the language";
    - corrupt
  2. Ruined in character or quality
    - debased, vitiated
Verb: corrupt  ku'rúpt
  1. Alter from the original to become worse or broken
    - spoil
  2. 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
  3. (crime) make illegal payments to in exchange for favours or influence
    "This judge can be corrupted";
    - bribe, buy, grease the palm of
  4. (of someone's image or good reputation) damage, place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    "corrupt someone's reputation";
    - defile, sully, taint, cloud, tarnish, soil, stain

See also: corrupt, imperfect

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

Encyclopedia: Corrupted