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Noun
Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
“These criminals live big off the bribery, corruption, and inefficiency of the department.”
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The action or effect of making someone or something morally depraved
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“He sinned, and this corruption is conveyed to all his posterity.”
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The action or effect of making someone or something impure
“Leaving beef out in the open may lead to the eventual corruption of the meat.”
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The process by which something is changed from its original state to one regarded as erroneous
“The banks say that in a power blackout, everything is frozen, with no risk of corruption to the data.”
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The act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
“Musculoskeletal diseases are the most significant chronic diseases that cause corruption in the quality of life.”
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The characteristic of being devious or underhanded
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The wrong or improper use of something
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A corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
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An illegal or dishonest scheme
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A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something
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Distortion or corruption of the original course, meaning, or state of something
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A crime, or unethical or criminal behavior
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Physical damage caused to something
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Political practice exchanging favors for personal gain
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A fault or flaw that compromises someone or something
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The action of extorting money from someone with threats or intimidation
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Corrupt governance where the ruling elite steals national resources, a kleptocracy
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The act of buying and selling ecclesiastical offices and pardons
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Loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonorable action
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An ugly or misshapen feature or characteristic
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An act involving dishonesty or deception
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