[ kuh-ruhpt ]
/ kəˈrʌpt /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become corrupt.

Origin of corrupt

1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin corruptus broken in pieces, corrupted (past participle of corrumpere), equivalent to cor- cor- + rup- (variant stem of rumpere to break) + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for corrupt

1. Corrupt, dishonest, venal apply to one, especially in public office, who acts on mercenary motives, without regard to honor, right, or justice. A corrupt politician is one originally honest who has succumbed to temptation and begun questionable practices. A dishonest politician is one lacking native integrity. A venal politician is one so totally debased as to sell patronage.

OTHER WORDS FROM corrupt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for uncorrupted

British Dictionary definitions for uncorrupted (1 of 2)

/ (ˌʌnkəˈrʌptɪd) /


not having been corruptedyou're touchingly uncorrupted by power
not contaminatedfood that is uncorrupted by chemicals

British Dictionary definitions for uncorrupted (2 of 2)

/ (kəˈrʌpt) /



Derived forms of corrupt

Word Origin for corrupt

C14: from Latin corruptus spoiled, from corrumpere to ruin, literally: break to pieces, from rumpere to break
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