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Corrupting Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    corrupting adj
  1. seducing into corrupt practices
  2. harmful to the mind or morals; "corrupt judges and their corrupting influence"; "the vicious and degrading cult of violence" [syn: degrading]
  3. that infects or taints [syn: contaminating]
Corrupting Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Corrupt \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. --
  3. Cor. xv. 33.
  4. 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. --Shak.
  5. 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. --Locke.
  6. 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.
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    * Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life. - Saul David Alinsky

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    • Robert Winston: BBC 'more interested in celebrity than facts'
      The professor and TV presenter says the corporation risks "corrupting" and misleading viewers by concentrating on scientists' fame, rather than what they actually say Read more on this news related to 'Corrupting'
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      Egypt's top religious body demanded Wednesday that a new belly-dancing TV show be suspended for "corrupting morals" and serving "extremists" who could use it as a pretext to depict ... Read more on this news related to 'Corrupting'
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