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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a
             corrupted version of the language" [syn: corrupt]
      2: ruined in character or quality [syn: debased, vitiated]