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verb [transitive] [often passive] British English pronunciation: corrupt /kəˈrʌpt/ 
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present tense
present participlecorrupting
past tensecorrupted
past participlecorrupted

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  1. 1
    to encourage someone to start doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things

    In his view, the people have been corrupted by their desire for wealth.

  2. 3
    to damage or spoil something

    I feared that my taste might have become corrupted.

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