verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- corrugated iron,
- corrugated paper,
- corrugator muscle,
- corrupt practices act,
- corruption of blood,
Origin of corrupt
Examples from the Web for corruptor
Steffens, Lincoln, on the wealthy business man as a corruptor of municipal politics, 289.The Spirit of American Government|J. Allen Smith
But if he is judged incorruptible how will he prove that I am corruptor?Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 1 of 2|Elizabeth S. Kite
They tend to show that Plato did not seek (as many of his commentators do) to depict Protagoras as a corruptor of the public mind.
Immorality, in being, by his doctrines and instructions, a "corruptor of youth."On Liberty|John Stuart Mill
He takes commendable interest in the training of youth, and has indicted me as a corruptor of youth.
Word Origin for corrupt
mid-14c., from Old French corropt "unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth" (of language), and directly from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere "to destroy; spoil," figuratively "corrupt, seduce, bribe," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rup-, past participle stem of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Corruptly; corruptness.
mid-14c., "contaminate, impair the purity of," from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere (see corrupt (adj.)). Late 14c. as "pervert the meaning of," also "putrefy." Related: Corrupted; corrupting.