in·​cor·​rupt ˌin-kə-ˈrəpt How to pronounce incorrupt (audio)
variants or less commonly incorrupted
: free from corruption: such as
: free from error
: not defiled or depraved : upright
obsolete : not affected with decay
incorruptly adverb
incorruptness noun

Examples of incorrupt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Catholicism, a body that resists normal decay is considered incorrupt. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 Despite the dangers of disrespecting the power of an incorrupt corpse, such objects have always been the focus of doubt. Katherine Harvey, The Atlantic, 27 Oct. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incorrupt was in the 14th century

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“Incorrupt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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