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English definition of “corruption”

corruption

noun (CHANGED WORD)    /kəˈrʌp.ʃən/
[C] in language , a word whose original form has been changed : The swear word " bloody " is wrongly thought by some to be a corruption of the words "by our Lady ".Terminology and vocabulary
(Definition of corruption noun (CHANGED WORD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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