The definition of corrupt is dishonest or deteriorated.(adjective)
An example of corrupt used as an adjective is a corrupt business which means a business that cheats customers.
Corrupt means to destroy someone's honesty or hurt someone's morals.(verb)
An example of to corrupt is for a person to expose his younger sibling to alcohol.
See corrupt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L corruptus, pp. of corrumpere, to destroy, spoil, bribe < com-, together + rumpere, to break: see rupture
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See corrupt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin corruptus
Origin: , past participle of corrumpere, to destroy
Origin: : com-, intensive pref.; see com-
Origin: + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
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