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corrupt

adjective  /kəˈrʌpt/ us  
dishonest and willing to use your position or power to your own advantage, esp. for money: It’s been called the most politically corrupt city in the nation. Corrupt also means bad: Your philosophy is corrupt.
corruption
noun [U]  /kəˈrʌp·ʃən/ us  
political corruption

corrupt

verb [T]  /kəˈrʌpt/ us  
to make someone dishonest and willing to use their position or power for personal advantage, esp. to get money: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Don’t let your friends corrupt you (= have a bad moral influence on you). If information in a computer is corrupted, it is damaged and can no longer be used.
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