Corruption means deterioration, the breakdown from a functioning, ordered state.

  • Corruption is used, especially poetically, to describe the decomposition of biological matter.
  • Political corruption or civil corruption is expressed through bribery, intimidation, extortion, vote buying, destabilization, or influence peddling.
  • A corrupted society is a society with low moral values.
  • A language or a text can be corrupted into a broken form or a different meaning.
  • Parts of a machine can be corrupted, meaning broken.

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