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corrupt

1. (of a text or manuscript) made meaningless or different in meaning from the original by scribal errors or alterations
2. (of computer programs or data) containing errors

corrupt

[kə′rəpt]
(computer science)
To destroy or alter information so that it is no longer reliable.
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A Victoria police statement said: "He was charged with one count of engaging in conduct that would corrupt a betting outcome.
The Gaddafi regime grew arrogant, corrupt and cruel, but only last year Britain was sending SAS soldiers to Libya to train Gaddafi's elite squads whereas now they are being used to rescue stranded British oil workers
If a virus was to attack a system, it would automatically initiate a copy-on-write on any files it corrupts.
Critics say it corrupts politics; defenders call it free speech
When Lord John Acton coined his often-quoted dictum "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," he was speaking about the papacy.
IN Los Angeles, the famous Lord Acton's saying about power corrupting needs to be tweaked: Here, it's money that corrupts, and massive amounts of money corrupt massively.
Search on the keyword ``corrupt,'' for example, and up pops Lord Acton's famous quote, ``Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.