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Main Entry: 1cor·rupt
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystressrschwapt
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English corrupten "change from good to bad, corrupt," from Latin corruptus "corrupted," from corrumpere "to corrupt," from cor-, com- "with" and rumpere "to break" --related to ABRUPT, RUPTURE
1 : to change from good to bad in morals, manners, or actions; especially : to influence a public official improperly
2 : 1ROT 1a, spoil
3 : to change from the original or correct form or version <corrupt a text>
4 : to become debased
- cor·rupt·er also cor·rup·tor /-primarystressrschwap-tschwar/ noun

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