The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
The product of corruption; putrid matter.
The decomposition of biological matter.
(computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, usually a result of imperfections in storage or transmission media which randomly alter parts of the data.
The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a Corruption of style; Corruption in language.
(linguistics) A word that has adopted from another language but whose spelling has been changed through misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing,
Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.
The inducing and accelerating of putrefaction is a subject of very universal inquiry; for Corruption is a reciprocal to generation Francis Bacon.
Parts of a machine can be corrupted, meaning broken.