cor·​rup·​tive kə-ˈrəp-tiv How to pronounce corruptive (audio)
: producing or tending to produce corruption
corruptively adverb

Examples of corruptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of us are able to watch and enjoy Succession, after all, without assuming the show’s creators endorse corruptive capitalism. Smriti Mundhra, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Aug. 2023 Debuting on Comedy Central in 2019 before moving to HBO Max (and now Max), the series offered a scathing satire of Hollywood and the corruptive nature of fame. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 28 June 2023 Yet, doubt — and self-doubt — is such a corruptive and human force. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 27 June 2023 The corruptive force of needing to make a living — even that needs to take its context from my morals, ethics, and responsibility to myself and to everyone who works with me. Emma Madden, Vulture, 10 Apr. 2023 At the other end of the spectrum, critics have voiced concern about the corruptive influence of tripping out on sound. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 7 Mar. 2023 This is an effect of mass immigration that is not easily discerned in GDP, wage growth, opinion polls, and other standard numerical measurements of social prosperity but is profoundly corruptive of the political and moral character of a nation all the same. Nate Hochman, National Review, 20 Sep. 2021 One way is getting more combat veterans, who have personally experienced war’s horrible costs, involved in decision-making, reigning in the corruptive elements of the military-industrial complex, and weeding out people whose careers are more important than what’s good for the country. Karl Marlantes, Time, 26 Aug. 2021 The main theories revolve around Egregore, the corruptive darkness plant on the Leviathan, or a more generalized poison theme. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corruptive was in the 15th century

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“Corruptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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