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2. The letters which pass between correspondents.

3. Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.


Cor`re*spond"en*cy (k$r`r?--sp?nd"en-s?), n.; pl. Correspondencies (-sz). Same as Correspondence, 3.

   The correspondencies of types and antitypes . . . may be very reasonable confirmations. S. Clarke.


Cor`re*spond"ent (-ent), a. [Cf. F. correspondant.] Suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing.

   Action correspondent or repugnant unto the law. Hooker.
   As fast the correspondent passions rise. Thomson.
   I will be correspondent to command. Shak.


Cor`re*spond"ent, n.

1. One with whom intercourse is carried on by letter. Macualay.

2. One who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical.

3. (Com.) One who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance.


Cor`re*spond"ent*ly, adv. In a a corresponding manner; conformably; suitably.


Cor`re*spond"ing, a.

1. Answering; conformable; agreeing; suiting; as, corresponding numbers.

2. Carrying on intercourse by letters. Corresponding member of a society, one residing at a distance, who has been invited to correspond with the society, and aid in carrying out its designs without taking part in its management.


Cor`re*spond"ing*ly, adv. In a corresponding manner; conformably.


Cor`re*spon"sive (-r?-sp?n"s?v), a. Corresponding; conformable; adapted. Shak. -- Cor`re*spon"sive*ly, adv.


Cor"ri*dor (k?r"r?-d?r ? -d?r), n. [F., fr. Itt. corridpore, or Sp. corredor; prop., a runner, hence, a running or long line, a gallery, fr. L. currere to run. See Course.]

1. (Arch.) A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.

2. (Fort.) The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place. [R.]


Cor"rie (k?r"r?), n. Same as Correi. [Scot.] Geikie.


Cor`ri*gen"dum (k?r`r?-j?n"d?m), n.; pl. Corrigenda (-d). [L.] A fault or error to be corrected.


Cor"ri*gent (k?r"r?--jent), n. [L. corrigens, p. pr. of corrigere to correct.] (Med.) A substance added to a medicine to mollify or modify its action. Dunglison.


Cor`ri*gi*bil"i*ty (-j?-b?l"?-t?), n. Quality of being corrigible; capability of being corrected; corrigibleness.


Cor"ri*gi*ble (k?r"r?-j?-b'l), a. [LL. corribilis, fr. L. corrigere to correct: cf. F. corrigible. See Correrct.]

1. Capable of being set right, amended, or reformed; as, a corrigible fault.

2. Submissive to correction; docile. Bending down his corrigible neck." Shak.

3. Deserving chastisement; punishable. [Obs.]

   He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for such presumptuous language. Howell.

4. Having power to correct; corrective. [Obs.]

   The . . . .corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. Shak.


Cor"ri*gi*ble*ness, n. The state or quality of being corrigible; corrigibility.


Cor*ri"val (k?r-r?"val), n. A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival; also, a companion. [R.] Shak.


Cor*ri"val, a. Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry. [R.] Bp. Fleetwood.


Cor*ri"val, v. i. & t. To compete with; to rival. [R.]


Cor*ri"val*ry (k?r-r?"val-r?), n. Corivalry. [R.]


Cor*ri"val*ship, n. Corivalry. [R.]

   By the corrivalship of Shager his false friend. Sir T. Herbert.


Cor"ri*vate (k?r"r?-v?t), v. t. [L. corrivatus, p. p. of corrivare to corrivate.] To cause to flow together, as water drawn from several streams. [Obs.] Burton.


Cor`ri*va"tion (-v?"sh?n), n. [L. corrivatio.] The flowing of different streams into one. [Obs.] Burton.


Cor*rob"o*rant (k?r-r?b"?-rant), a. [L. corroborans, p. pr. See Corroborate.] Strengthening; supporting; corroborating. Bacon. -- n. Anything which gives strength or support; a tonic.

   The brain, with its proper corroborants, especially with sweet odors and with music. Southey.


Cor*rob"o*rate (k?r-r?b"?-r?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corroborated (-r?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Corroborating (-r?`t?ng). ] [L. corroboratus, p. p. of corroborare to corroborate; cor- + roborare to strengthen, robur strength. See Robust.]

1. To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen. [Obs.]

   As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger, the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby. I. Watts.

2. To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.

   The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth. I. Taylor.


Cor*rob"o*rate (-r?t), a. Corroborated. [Obs.] Bacon.


Cor*rob`o*ra"tion (k?r-r?b`?-r?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F. corroboration.]

1. The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information.

2. That which corroborates.


Cor*rob"o*ra*tive (k?r-r?b"?-r?-t?v), a. [Cf. F. corroboratif.] Tending to strengthen of confirm.


Cor*rob"o*ra*tive, n. A medicine that strengthens; a corroborant. Wiseman.


Cor*rob"o*ra*to*ry (-t?-r?), a. Tending to strengthen; corroborative; as, corroboratory facts.


Cor*rode" (k?r-r?d") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Corroding.] [L. corrodere, -rosum; cor + rodere to gnaw: cf. F. corroder. See Rodent.]

1. To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.

   Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce it to a green-blue solution. Boyle.

2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.


Cor*rode", v. i. To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion. Corroding lead, lead sufficiently pure to be used in making white lead by a process of corroding. Syn. -- To canker; gnaw; rust; waste; wear away.


Cor*rod"ent (k?r-r?"dent), a. [L. corrodens, p. pr. of corrodere.] Corrosive. [R.] Bp. King.


Cor*rod"ent, n. Anything that corrodes. Bp. King.


Cor*ro"di*ate (k?r-r?"d?-?t), v. t. [See Corrode.] To eat away by degrees; to corrode. [Obs.] Sandys.


Cor*ro`di*bil"i*ty (k?r-r?`d?-b?l"?-t?), n. The qualityof being corrodible. [R.] Johnson.


Cor*rod"i*ble (k?r-r?"d?-b'l), a. Capable of being corroded; corrosible. Sir T. Browne.


Cor*ro`si*bil"i*ty (k?r-r?`s?-b?l"?-t?), n. Corrodibility. Corrosibility . . . answers corrosiveness." Boyle.


Cor*ro"si*ble (k?r-r?"s?-b'l), a. Corrodible. Bailey.


Cor*ro"si*ble*ness, n. The quality or state of being corrosible. Bailey.


Cor*ro"sion (k?r-r?"zh?n), n. [LL. corrosio: cf. F. corrosion. See Corrode.] The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion.

   Corrosion is a particular species of dissolution of bodies, either by an acid or a saline menstruum. John Quincy.


Cor*ro"sive (k?r-r?"s?v), a. [Cf. F. corrosif.]

1. Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid. Corrosive liquors." Grew. Corrosive famine."Thomson.

2. Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

   Care is no cure, but corrosive. Shak.

Corrosive sublimate (Chem.), mercuric chloride, HgCl2; so called because obtained by sublimation, and because of its harsh irritating action on the body tissue. Usually it is in the form of a heavy, transparent, crystalline substance, easily soluble, and of an acrid, burning taste. It is a virulent poison, a powerful antiseptic, and an exellent antisyphilitic; called also mercuric bichloride. It is to be carefully distinguished from calomel, the mild chloride of mercury.


Cor*ro"sive, n.

1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.

   [Corrosives] act either directly, by chemically destroying the part, or indirectly by causing inflammation and gangrene. Dunglison.

2. That which has the power of fretting or irritating.

   Such speeches . . . are grievous corrosives. Hooker.

-- Cor*ro"sive*ly, adv. -- Cor*ro"sive*ness, n.


Cor*ro"val (kr-r?"val), n. A dark brown substance of vegetable origin, allied to curare, and used by the natives of New Granada as an arrow poison.


Cor*ro"va*line (-v?-l?n ? -l?n), n. (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from corroval, and characterized by its immediate action in paralyzing the heart.


Cor"ru*gant (k?r"r?-gant), a. [L. corrugans, p. pr. See Corrugate.] Having the power of contracting into wrinkles. Johnson.


Cor"ru*gate (k?r"r?-g?t), a. [L. corrugatus, p. p. of corrugare; cor-+ rugare to wrinkle, ruga wrinkle; of uncertain origin.] Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.


Cor"ru*gate (-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p.p. Corrugated (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Corrugating (-g?`t?ng).] To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead. Corrugated iron, sheet iron bent into a series of alternate ridges and grooves in parallel lines, giving it greater stiffness. -- Corrugated paper, a thick, coarse paper corrugated in order to give it elasticity. It is used as a wrapping material for fragile articles, as bottles.


Cor`ru*ga"tion (k?r`r?-g?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F. corrugation.] The act corrugating; contraction into wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves.


Cor"ru*ga`tor (k?r"r?-g?`t?r), n. [NL.; cf. F. corrugateur.] (Anat.) A muscle which contracts the skin of the forehead into wrinkles.


Cor*ru"gent (k?r-r?"jent), a. (Anat.) Drawing together; contracting; -- said of the corrugator. [Obs.]


Cor*rump" (k?r-r?mp"), v. t. [L. corrumpere.] To corrupt. See Corrupt. [Obs.] Chauser.


Cor*rump"a*ble (-?-b'l), a. Corruptible. [Obs.]


Cor*rupt` (k?r-r?pt"), a. [L. corruptus, p. p. of corrumpere to corrupt; cor- + rumpere to break. See Rupture.]

1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

   Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them. Knolles.

2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.

   At what ease Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt To swear against you. Shak.

3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.


Cor*rupt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Corrupting.]

1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.

2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.

   Evil communications corrupt good manners. 1. Cor. xv. 33.

3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.

   Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge That no king can corrupt. Shak.

4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.

   He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines. Locke.

5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.

   Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt. Matt. vi. 19.


Cor*rupt" (k?r-r?pt"), v. i.

1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon.

2. To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.


Cor*rupt"er (k?r-r?p"t?r), n. One who corrupts; one who vitiates or taints; as, a corrupter of morals.


Cor*rupt"ful (-f?l), a. Tending to corrupt; full of corruption. [Obs.] Corruptful bribes." Spenser.


Cor*rupt`i*bil"i*ty (k?r-r?p`t?-b?l"?-t?), n. [L. corruptibilitas: cf. F. corruptibilité.] The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness. Burke.


Cor*rupt"i*ble (k?r-r?p"t?-b'l), a. [L. corruptibilis: cf. F. corruptible.]

1. Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay. Our corruptible bodies." Hooker.

   Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold. 1 Pet. i. 18.

2. Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.

   They systematically corrupt very corruptible race. Burke.

-- Cor*rupt"i*ble*ness, n. -- Cor*rupt"i*bly, adv.


Cor*rupt"i*ble, n. That which may decay and perish; the human body. [Archaic] 1 Cor. xv. 53.


Cor*rupt"ing*ly, adv. In a manner that corrupts.


Cor*rup"tion*ist, n. One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption. Sydney Smith.


Cor*rupt"ive (k?r-r?p"t?v), a. [L. corruptivus: cf. F. corruptif.] Having the quality of taining or vitiating; tending to produce corruption.

   It should be endued with some corruptive quality for so speedy a dissolution of the meat. Ray.


Cor*rupt"less (k?r-r?pt"l?s), a. Not susceptible of corruption or decay; incorruptible. Dryden.


Cor*rupt"ly, adv. In a corrupt manner; by means of corruption or corrupting influences; wronfully.


Cor*rupt"ness, n. The quality of being corrupt.


Cor*rupt"ress (-r?s), n. A woman who corrupts.

   Thou studied old corruptress. Beau & Fl.


Cor"sac (k?r"s?k), n. (Zoöl.) The corsak.


Cor"sage (k?r"s?j), n. [F. See Corset.] The waist or bodice of a lady's dress; as. a low corsage.


Cor"sair (k?r"s?r), n. [F. corsaire (cf. It. corsare, corsale, Pr. corsari), LL. corsarius, fr. L. cursus a running, course, whence Sp. corso cruise, corsa cruise, coasting voyage, corsear to cruise against the enemy, to pirate, corsario cruising, a privateer authorized to cruise against the enemy. See Course.]

1. A pirate; one who cruises about without authorization from any government, to seize booty on sea or land.

2. A piratical vessel.

   Barbary corsairs . . . infested the coast of the Mediterranean. Prescott.


Cor"sak (k?r"s?k), n. (Zoöl.) A small foxlike mammal (Cynalopex corsac), found in Central Asia. [Written also corsac.]


Corse (k?rs ? k?rs; 277), n. [OF. cors, F. corps. See Corpse.]

1. A living body or its bulk. [Obs.]

   For he was strong, and of so mighty corse As ever wielded spear in warlike hand. Spenser.

2. A corpse; the dead body of a human being. [Archaic or Poetic]

   Set down the corse; or, by Saint Paul, I'll make a corse of him that disobeys. Shak.


Corse"let (k?rs"l?t), n. [F., dim. of OF. cors. F. corps, body. See Corse.]

1. Armor for the body, as, the body breastplate and backpiece taken together; -- also, used for the entire suit of the day, including breastplate and backpiece, tasset and headpiece.

2. (Zoöl.) The thorax of an insect.


Corse"pres`ent (k?rs"pr?z`ent ? k?rs"-), n. (Engl.Law) An offering made to the church at the interment of a dead body. Blackstone.


Cor"set (k?r"s?t), n. [F., dim. of OF. cors, F. corps, body. See Corse.]

1. In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women.