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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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In Los Angeles, Lord Acton's famous saying about power corrupting needs to be tweaked: Here, it's money that corrupts, and massive amounts of money corrupt massively.
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.