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Word Meanings - CORRUPT - Book Publishers vocabulary database

1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound. Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them. Knolles. 2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated;

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1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound. Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them. Knolles. 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. Shak. 3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

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    One who holds a benefice in commendam; a commendatary. Chalmers.
    So as to secure approbation; in an approved manner.
    The quality or state of being sordid.
    One who commends or praises.
    The state or quality of being infamous; infamy.
    1. To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air. 2. Hence, in figurative uses: To free from guilt
    In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.
    1. To make vicious, faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to injure the substance or qualities of; to impair; to contaminate; to spoil; as, exaggeration vitiates a style of writing; sewer gas vitiates the air. A will vitiated and growth out
    One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption. Sydney Smith.
    The act or art of alloying metals; also, the combination or alloy.
    At a small price; at a low value; in a common or inferior manner.
    1. Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay. "Our corruptible bodies." Hooker. Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold. 1 Pet. i. 18. 2. Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.
    To create or constitute; as, to raise a use that is, to create it. Burrill. To raise a blockade , to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
    1. Lifted up; showing above the surroundings; as, raised or embossed metal work. 2. Leavened; made with leaven, or yeast; -- used of bread, cake, etc., as distinguished from that made with cream of tartar, soda, etc. See Raise, v. t., 4. Raised
    Incorrigibility. Dr. H. More.
    One who disesteems. Boyle.
    1. With nerves unstrung; weak. Spenser. 2. Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched. "A wild and dissolute soldier." Motley. Syn. -- Uncurbed;
    The act of corrupting or subverting morals. Especially: The act of corrupting or subverting discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in discipline, courage, etc.; as, the demoralization of an army or navy.
    The state of being impaired; injury. "The impairment of my health." Dryden.
    A willow. See Willow, n., 2.
    The anemone; -- so called because formerly supposed to open only when the wind was blowing. See Anemone.
    One who appraises; esp., a person appointed and sworn to estimate and fix the value of goods or estates.
    Dressed with garlands of flowers. Milton.
    To increase again.
    An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or cabbage of which the cluster of young flower stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable. 2. The edible head or "curd" of a caulifower plant. (more info) caulis, and by E. flower; F. chou cabbage is fr. L.
    A genus of perennial herbs with swordlike leaves and large three-petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the royal French emblem. Note: There are nearly one hundred species, natives of the north
    To raise or exite unreasonable. "Misraised fury." Bp. Hall.
    The quality or state of being praiseworthy.
    1. To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others. 2. To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline
    A lantern wheel; a trundle. (more info) 1. One who, or that which, wallows.


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