incorrupt

adjective
in·​cor·​rupt | \ ˌin-kə-ˈrəpt How to pronounce incorrupt (audio) \
variants: or less commonly incorrupted \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp-​təd How to pronounce incorrupted (audio) \

Definition of incorrupt

: free from corruption: such as
a : free from error
b : not defiled or depraved : upright
c obsolete : not affected with decay

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Other Words from incorrupt

incorruptly \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp(t)-​lē How to pronounce incorruptly (audio) \ adverb
incorruptness \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp(t)-​nəs How to pronounce incorruptness (audio) \ noun

Examples of incorrupt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Incorrupt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incorrupt. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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