cor·​rup·​tive | \ kə-ˈrəp-tiv How to pronounce corruptive (audio) \

Definition of corruptive

: producing or tending to produce corruption

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Other Words from corruptive

corruptively adverb

Examples of corruptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every episode of Gangs of London serves as a reminder that the people in charge are not messing around: Money, vengeance, and power are corruptive, awful things, and those who hold them will do anything to hold onto them. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 10 May 2021 Will Destiny have to write this into the game as Saint, Saladin and Shaxx all get together to banish the corruptive force from the Crucible? Paul Tassi, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 The move was partly an effort to blunt criticism from his more progressive rivals, Mr. Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who declined to hold big-donor events, casting them as corruptive. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2020 Outraged at the corruptive influence the movie—and, by extension, the country that created it—has had on their kids, the moms of South Park wage a cultural war against Canada, which results in Terrance and Phillip being arrested as war criminals. Jennifer M. Wood, WIRED, 3 July 2018 To that end, Pitino might blame his superiors, such as athletic department officials or the university provost or president, as far more responsible for corruptive practices related to the men’s basketball program than he. Michael Mccann,, 14 Oct. 2017 Obtaining a conviction of a defendant who had ultimate authority over corruptive acts would lead to a more impactful prosecution than one of a defendant who only carried out the corruption. Michael Mccann,, 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of corruptive

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2021

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“Corruptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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