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corrupt

adjective uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/

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
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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   us   /kəˈrʌpt/

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   us   /-ˈrʌp.tɪ.bl̩/
Perhaps some systems of government are more corruptible than others.
Translations of “corrupt”
in Arabic فاسِد…
in Korean 부패한…
in Malaysian terpengaruh…
in French corrompre…
in Turkish ahlaksız, namussuz, cibiliyetsiz…
in Italian corrotto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腐敗的, 貪贓舞弊的, 以權謀私的…
in Russian коррумпированный, испорченный…
in Polish skorumpowany, uszkodzony…
in Vietnamese tham nhũng…
in Spanish corromper…
in Portuguese corrupto…
in Thai นำไปทางชั่ว…
in German verderben…
in Catalan corrupte…
in Japanese 腐敗した…
in Indonesian menjadi jahat atau rusak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腐败的, 贪赃舞弊的, 以权谋私的…
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