Cor*rupt" (k?r-r?pt"), v. i. 1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon.

2. To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness.

Cor*rupt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Corrupting.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.

2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.

Evil communications corrupt good manners.
1. Cor. xv. 33.

3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.

Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge
That no king can corrupt.

4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.

He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines.

5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt.
Matt. vi. 19.

Cor*rupt` (k?r-r?pt"), a. [L. corruptus, p. p. of corrumpere to corrupt; cor- + rumpere to break. See Rupture.] 1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.

At what ease
Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt
To swear against you.

3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.