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From Middle English corrupten, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpō, corrumpere (“to destroy, ruin, injure, spoil, corrupt, bribe”), from com- (“together”) + rumpere (“to break in pieces”).
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- Rhymes: -ʌpt
- In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.
- The Government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.
- With lots of errors in it; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.
- The text of the manuscript is corrupt.
- It turned out that the program was corrupt - that's why it wouldn't open.
- In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
- Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.
Usage notes 
- Nouns to which "corrupt" is often applied: practice, state, country, nation, regime, city, government, person, man, politician, leader, mayor, judge, member, minister, file, database, document, woman.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 6:11
- The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
in a depraved state
with lots of errors in it
- (transitive) To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.
- Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 6:12
- And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
- (intransitive) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
to change from good to bad