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corrupt

adjective uk   /kəˈrʌpt/ us  

corrupt adjective (BAD)

C1 dishonestly using your position or power to get an advantage, especially for money: Both companies are under investigation for corrupt practices. The whole system was corrupt - every official she approached wanted money before helping her. morally bad: a corrupt society

corrupt adjective (ON COMPUTER)

When information on a computer becomes corrupt, it cannot be used because it has changed and become wrong: corrupt data a corrupt file

corrupt

verb [T] uk   /kəˈrʌpt/ us  

corrupt verb [T] (MAKE BAD)

C1 to make someone or something become dishonest or immoral: The study claimed that violence on television corrupts the minds of children.

corrupt verb [T] (ON COMPUTER)

to change information on a computer so that it is wrong and cannot be used: Most of the data on the hard drive was corrupted by the power cut.
corruptible
adjective uk   /-ˈrʌp.tɪ.bl̩/ us  
Perhaps some systems of government are more corruptible than others.
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