- adj. 腐败的，贪污的；堕落的
- vt. 使腐烂；使堕落，使恶化
- vi. 堕落，腐化；腐烂
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cor-, 强调。-rupt, 破，断裂，词源同rupture, bankrupt. 后词义外延扩大。
- corrupt:  The Latin verb rumpere meant ‘break’ (it is etymologically related to English bereave and rob). It (or rather its past participial stem rup-) was the source of English rupture , and it entered into partnership with the intensive prefix com- to produce corrumpere ‘destroy completely’. This was the ancestor (either directly or via Old French) of English corrupt, both adjective and verb.
=> bereave, curse, rob, rupture
- corrupt (adj.)
- mid-14c., from Old French corropt "unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth" (of language), and directly from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere "to destroy; spoil," figuratively "corrupt, seduce, bribe," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rup-, past participle stem of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Corruptly; corruptness.
- corrupt (v.)
- mid-14c., "contaminate, impair the purity of," from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere (see corrupt (adj.)). Late 14c. as "pervert the meaning of," also "putrefy." Related: Corrupted; corrupting.
- 1. He has been scathing in his denunciation of corrupt and incompetent politicians.
- 2. The mess was directly attributable to a corrupt and incompetent official.
- 3. He had accused three opposition members of corrupt practices.
- 4. The protesters say the government is corrupt and inefficient.
- 5. Ian Trimmer is corrupt and thoroughly venal.
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