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Noun
Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
“These criminals live big off the bribery, corruption, and inefficiency of the department.”
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The action or effect of making someone or something morally depraved
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“He sinned, and this corruption is conveyed to all his posterity.”
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The action or effect of making someone or something impure
“Leaving beef out in the open may lead to the eventual corruption of the meat.”
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The process by which something is changed from its original state to one regarded as erroneous
“The banks say that in a power blackout, everything is frozen, with no risk of corruption to the data.”
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The act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
“Musculoskeletal diseases are the most significant chronic diseases that cause corruption in the quality of life.”
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The characteristic of being underhanded
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The act or process of contaminating
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The misuse of something, incorrectly using (applying) something, a wrong application
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A corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
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Faulty, inefficient or improper management or administration, especially by a government body
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The felony of, as a man, inducing a previously chaste unmarried female to engage in sexual intercourse on a promise of marriage
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Crudity, savagery, especially in speech
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Unsuitable or slightly improper behaviour
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Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
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Distortion or corruption of the original course, meaning, or state of something
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Criminalization or alienation
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A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something
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The process of infecting or the state of being infected
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Physical damage caused to something
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Treachery
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Loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonorable action
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An ugly or misshapen feature or characteristic
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The action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
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Criminal or violent behaviour, in particular when resulting in another's death
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The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
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An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money
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