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

Definition of corruptive

: producing or tending to produce corruption

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corruptively adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "10 Scathing Political Satires to Stream This Independence Day," 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,, "Rick Pitino’s Contract Dispute and its Potential Impact on Larger NCAA Scandal," 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,, "The 10 Most Pressing Questions About the College Basketball Recruiting Scandal," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of corruptive

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Corruptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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