• WordNet 3.6
    • adj corruptive tending to corrupt or pervert
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name Santa Claus is a corruption of the Dutch dialect name for Saint Nicholas Sint Klass.
    • a Corruptive Having the quality of tainting or vitiating; tending to produce corruption. "It should be endued with some corruptive quality for so speedy a dissolution of the meat."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Virginia Code (1930) has a statute: "To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates."
    • corruptive Having the power of corrupting, tainting, depraving, or vitiating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Corruptive having the quality of corrupting
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  • Edmund Burke
    “Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.”
  • John Lyly
    John Lyly
    “The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted.”
  • Bess Myerson
    Bess Myerson
    “The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!”
  • Georges Bernanos
    “The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. corruptivus,: cf. F. corruptif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cor, inten., and rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.


In literature:

The first thing to do at Cambridge was to get rid of the inefficient and the corrupt.
"Washington and his Comrades in Arms" by George Wrong
I may be guilty, but I am not corrupt.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
It is, I have no doubt, a most monstrous thing to attempt to corrupt a young girl just out of a convent.
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
What is it about corruption?
"Democracy An American Novel" by Henry Adams
The establishment of the land grant colleges was an occasion for corruption and embezzlement.
"The Sequel of Appomattox" by Walter Lynwood Fleming
The Mazet Committee was appointed by the legislature in 1899 to investigate rumors of renewed corruption.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
Matter is that first being which is substrate for generation, corruption, and all other alterations.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
There were corrupt things done?
"The Machine" by Upton Sinclair
It was this willingness to take chances that furnished to the corrupt politician and the corrupt police officer their opportunities.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Before they were corrupted they would do anything for sixpence.
"My Discovery of England" by Stephen Leacock

In poetry:

"Break the chains of superstition!
Crush corruption! Free the slave!
Plant the flowers of love and mercy
On the past's ensanguined grave!
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
The prayer of the meek finds grace,
And God will hearken and forgive,
Tread down corruption, sin erase,
And in His light will let us live.
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Lord, I am vile, conceived in sin;
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall
Corrupts the race, and taints us all.
"Psalm 51 part 2" by Isaac Watts
We give the law the gospel-place,
Rewards of debt the room of grace;
We mix Heav'n's treasures with our trash,
And magnify corrupted flesh.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Right upward are striving the nations
With high-throned corruption to cope,
Preparing for new generations
This earth for the harvest of hope.
"Onward And Upward" by Ernest Jones
Our souls receive diviner breath,
Raised from corruption, guilt, and death;
So from the grave did Christ arise,
And lives to God above the skies.
"Hymn 122" by Isaac Watts

In news:

New Order's album "Power, Corruption and Lies" would make just as fitting a title for the magnificent ode to Factory Records, "24 Hour Party People," which tracks the rise and fall of that postpunk label.
If they are spending gazillions of dollars on an election, there will be corruption.
In overhauling the corrupt, dysfunctional New York Racing Association, rearranging the deck chairs doesn't count.
With his administration under heavy fire over an ongoing corruption scandal and calls for his.
Inspired by religious and political corruption and oppression, Blacksoul Seraphin sing for doomed mankind.
Cross-examination of a former campaign aide lasted throughout day four of the John Edwards federal corruption trial in Greensboro.
When Marie Curie died on July 4, 1934, Albert Einstein remarked that she was, "of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted".
After more than half a dozen potential jurors admitted they could not uphold the law in the case against a 19-year-old Millersburg man accused of corrupting a minor, the felony charge was reduced and he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
With Action by Judge, Details in a Yonkers Corruption Case Emerge.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, held power in Mexico from 1929 to 2000, using strategies of intimidation, corruption and outright voter fraud to maintain its position as the country's leader.
The building of the transcontinental railroads is not the story of a managerial revolution, argues Richard White, but of incompetence and corruption rewarded.
Those little episodes of hedonism showcase well enough what kind of corruption and waste can be found in today's federal bureacracy.
Brother Sitawa's horrible journey through CDCR corruption, torture and inhumane treatment.
But the boombox terrors of childhood and adolescence are as pips and squeaks compared with the thunderous corruptions of adult power and adult greed.
Mayor Eddie A Perez's corruption case discussed the delicate matter of how to instruct the jury on the charges of bribery, evidence fabrication, and attempted larceny by extortion that the mayor faces.

In science:

Bob receives a corrupted version y ∈ Y of the letter, where the corruption has occurred at random according to p(y | x).
Interference Mitigation in Large Random Wireless Networks
Bob receives a corrupted version y[T ] ∈ Y of the letter, where the corruption has occurred at random according to p(y | x). • Bob now decodes his received word y to make his estimate (cid:98)m(y) of Alice’s original message m.
Interference Mitigation in Large Random Wireless Networks
Further, though more advanced artificial viscosities can be designed, the identification of the particle velocity with the fluid velocity means that the need for motions preserving particle order will necessarily corrupt to some degree the fluid velocity itself.
A Well-Posed Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Test and Comparison
ABC posterior may be interpreted as the correct posterior of a model where the actual data (as opposed to the summary statistics) are corrupted with noise.
Some discussions of D. Fearnhead and D. Prangle's Read Paper "Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation"
To reduce the data volume, the correlation coefficients are integrated over time directly after correlating, and are sometimes further time averaged, for example after a RFI flagging procedure has detected corrupted samples, as is the default for LOFAR.
Post-correlation filtering techniques for off-axis source and RFI removal