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Adjective
Causing, or capable of causing, harm
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“This is a remarkable book, and a reminder of power's corrupting influence is always timely.”
Adjective
Having or conveying undue or inappropriate interest in lewd matters
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Capable of being transmitted to others
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Causing a loss of self-respect
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Seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution
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Noun
Physical defilement
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Present participle for to cause to become morally depraved
“Eric's parents feared that the scoundrels he hung out with would corrupt their young son.”
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Present participle for to lower in quality or value
“Corporate pressure and influence would ultimately corrupt the results of our independent research.”
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Present participle for to cause to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain
“The pessimist in me believes that one can corrupt just about anyone for the right price.”
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Present participle for to debase or render impure by alterations, manipulations or undesirable additions
“One should not use brass or iron, for they will corrupt the mixture.”
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Present participle for to decompose or break down, especially biologically
“The carcass would gradually corrupt, causing a putrid smell to emanate throughout.”
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