corrupt

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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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(Gollum's initial encounter with the One Ring and its corrupting power are vividly and disturbingly depicted in the new movie's opening scene.)
[2] Committing a criminal act under color of law [3] represents one example of corruption, while using one's law enforcement position for a de minimus, or insignificant, private gain may not necessarily rise to what reasonable persons will call a corrupt act, though it may be corrupting. [4] All self-interested or potentially corrupt acts are not completely corrupt.
"The influence of money is corrupting our ability to address the problems that directly affect the lives of every American.