in·​cor·​rupt | \ˌin-kə-ˈrəpt \
variants: or less commonly incorrupted \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp-​təd \

Definition of incorrupt 

: free from corruption: such as

a obsolete : not affected with decay

b : not defiled or depraved : upright

c : free from error

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Other Words from incorrupt

incorruptly \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp(t)-​lē \ adverb
incorruptness \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp(t)-​nəs \ noun

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Despite the dangers of disrespecting the power of an incorrupt corpse, such objects have always been the focus of doubt. Katherine Harvey, The Atlantic, "The Saintliness of Undecayed Corpses," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of incorrupt

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incorrupt

Middle English, from Latin incorruptus, from in- + corruptus corrupt

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