corruptible

[ kuh-ruhp-tuh-buh l ]
/ kəˈrʌp tə bəl /

adjective

that can or might be corrupted.

Nearby words

  1. corrugation,
  2. corrugator,
  3. corrugator muscle,
  4. corrupt,
  5. corrupt practices act,
  6. corruption,
  7. corruption of blood,
  8. corruptionist,
  9. corruptly,
  10. corrèze

Origin of corruptible

1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin corruptibilis < Latin corrupt(us) (see corrupt) + -ibilis -ible

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British Dictionary definitions for corruptible

corruptible

/ (kəˈrʌptəbəl) /

adjective

susceptible to corruption; capable of being corrupted
Derived Formscorruptibility or corruptibleness, nouncorruptibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for corruptible

corruptible

adj.

mid-14c., of material things, from Old French corroptible (14c.), from Late Latin corruptibilis "liable to decay, corruptible," from past participle stem of corrumpere (see corrupt). Of persons, from 1670s.

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