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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cor·rupt /kəˈrʌpt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·rupt a.
 1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
    Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.   --Knolles.
 2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
 At what ease
 Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt
 To swear against you.   --Shak.
 3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·rupt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Corrupting.]
 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.
 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
    Evil communications corrupt good manners.   --1. Cor. xv. 33.
 3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
 Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge
 That no king can corrupt.   --Shak.
 4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
    He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines.   --Locke.
 5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
    Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt.   --Matt. vi. 19.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·rupt v. i.
 1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
 2. To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be
             corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt
             and incompetent city government" [ant: incorrupt]
      2: not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive [syn: crooked]
         [ant: straight]
      3: containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a
         corrupted version of the language" [syn: corrupted]
      4: touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is
         archaic" [syn: tainted]
      v 1: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch
           the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was
           accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors
           subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals" [syn: pervert,
            subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase,
            profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect]
      2: alter from the original [syn: spoil]
      3: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or
         influence; "This judge can be bought" [syn: bribe, buy,
          grease one's palms]
      4: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's
         reputation" [syn: defile, sully, taint, cloud]