Corrupt synonyms

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The definition of a graft is a piece of a plant or tree attached onto another plant or tree, or a piece of skin or bone which is attached to another place on a body, both of which result in becoming a permanent part to whatever they are attached onto.
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Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky.
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Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
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Corresponding with fact or reality, as in artistic representation
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(Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
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Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
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Having or showing no regard for what is right or honorable; devoid of scruples.
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Characterized by graft
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Excessive; exorbitant
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Characterized by graft
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Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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(Slang) Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.
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Characterized by graft
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(Idiomatic) Corrupt; receiving bribes or other improper payments.
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Firmly in position; stationary:
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(Dial.) boughten
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Characterized by graft
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Depraved
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Morally bad or wrong; wicked:
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The definition of nefarious is someone who is known for being very wicked.
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Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.
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(Grammar) Lacking one or more of the inflected forms normal for a particular category of word, as the verb may in English.
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To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
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To spoil, make faulty; to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something
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(Intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.
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Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror.
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To cause a person to do an illegal or immoral act, especially in a secretive or underhanded fashion; to cause a person to perjure his or herself; to get perjured testimony from someone.
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To spoil by adding impurities.
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Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
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To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
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To debauch is defined as to seduce or corrupt someone's morality.
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To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
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To debase the morals of; corrupt.
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To make something or somewhere less suitable for some activity, especially by the introduction of some unnatural factor.
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To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
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To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent:
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Stain is defined as to dirty, dishonor or to apply some sort of coloring.
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To ruin; to damage (something) in some way making it unfit for use. [from 16th c.]
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To reduce to poverty or bankruptcy:
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Alloy is to make something worse, less pure, or less valuable.
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To lower in quality or character; debase.
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To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
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Blemish means to spoil the perfection of something.
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To debase
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To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap. [from 14th c.]
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To undermine, mislead, or betray:
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The definition of impair is to hinder or weaken something.
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To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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To cause damage to; impair:
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The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.
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To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
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To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
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To damage something, especially a surface, in a visible or conspicuous manner.
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Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
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To alter the shape of by stress.
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To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
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Misuse is defined as to use in the wrong way, or to abuse.
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To refuse or fail to pay (a check, draft, bill of exchange, etc.)
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Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
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To ruin, especially by destroying or removing what is valuable:
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To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
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To demean is defined as to put someone down or lower him in esteem by doing something that harms his pride or dignity or putting yourself down by doing something that is beneath you.
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To reduce in standing or respect.
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To demolish or destroy (a building etc.).
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To gain control of; subject or conquer:
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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(Archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
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Poison is defined as to give or put in a substance that destroys, makes sick or kills, or to corrupt a mind.
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To warp is to distort something.
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To lead into wrongdoing; influence badly
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To guide poorly or incorrectly.
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To debase
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To debase
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To tell falsehoods; lie
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To be an improper or bad representative of
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To state incorrectly or falsely
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To change or make different; modify:
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(--- Obs.) To sort by sifting
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To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
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(Intransitive) To apply colors to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.
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(Idiomatic) To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash.
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(Intransitive) To apply varnish.
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To resemble (something) closely
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To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
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To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
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To wrench or sprain:
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To render inaccurate
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To try to heal; apply medicine to
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To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means:
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To go along (a route) on foot:
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Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
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In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
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To bring back into existence or use; reestablish:
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(Slang) Strikingly good, effective, or skillful:
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Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.
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Contrary to conscience, morality, or law:
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To advance with an abrupt increase of speed:
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(Archaic) To lower in position or rank.
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Confused; mixed up.
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Marked by or infected with canker; ulcerous.
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Inaccurate
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Tending to corrupt or produce corruption
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Being in a state of decline or decay.
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Inaccurate
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(Of a human or system) Having lost good or desirable qualities.
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Morally bad; corrupt; perverted
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Contrary to established moral principles.
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Capable of transmitting a disease; contagious:
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Harmful to living things; injurious to health:
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Sinful; sinning
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Morally evil or deadly; pernicious.
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Causing or likely to cause epidemic disease:
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Capable of being bought:
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Of or relating to putrefaction.
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Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten:
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Of perishable items, overridden with bacteria and other infectious agents.
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Morally corrupt; degenerate
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Inaccurate
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Characterized by lack of moral principles; unscrupulous
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Severe, powerful, or intense; fierce:
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Inaccurate
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An ulcerlike sore, esp. in the mouth: thought to be an immune reaction
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One that contaminates.
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The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
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(Archaic) A leading astray morally
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The act of debauching or corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.
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The destruction or decomposition of organic matter as a result of bacterial or fungal action; rot.
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The state of being defiled.
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A degenerate action
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The act of corrupting or subverting morale, discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in morale.
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(Uncountable, Christian theology) Inborn corruption, entailing the belief that every facet of human nature has been polluted, defiled, and contaminated by sin.
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The improper or corrupt act or conduct of public or official business for the sake of private gain.
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An amount of putrefied matter or an odor produced by such matter.
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The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
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To debase
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(Archaic) Alternative past tense of bid. See bade.
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To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
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Simple past tense and past participle of crook
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Simple past tense and past participle of defile
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Simple past tense and past participle of falsify
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To debase
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(Obsolete) to defile; to pollute
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(Obsolete) To drive away; to overcome.
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To decay or cause to decay and have a foul odor.
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To take by force or seize is the literal meaning of the word. It is generally synonymous with rape. Traditionally, an indictment for rape demanded inclusion of the word ravished, which implied use of force and or violence by the man and resistance by the female.
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(Intransitive) To deteriorate in any way.
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To debase
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The definition of pure is something that is not mixed with any other elements, that is not contaminated in any way or a person who has no sins or who is wholesome.
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Made or rendered pure or more pure.
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The definition of wholesome is proper for good health and well-being.
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Compatible with an accepted point of view; orthodox:
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Mild, gentle, forgiving
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Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.
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Having excellent qualities; superior
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Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
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(--- Informal) Properly or modestly dressed:
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In good faith; without malice.
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Consistent with honor or good name:
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Having principles, as of conduct
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Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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(Figuratively) Of good morals; practicing ethical values.
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To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
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To make better; improve:
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To raise the status of (something unworthy or lowly); make honorable:
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To free from dirt, defilement, or guilt; purge or clean.
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To rid of excess; refine or purify:
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(Theology) Holding an incorrect religious belief.
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The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.
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Harmful to character or morality; corruptive:
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Of, like, or characteristic of a villain; evil; wicked
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Of or having to do with the bodyguard (Praetorian Guard) of a Roman commander or emperor
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To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
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To bring or reduce to the state or condition of a beast
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Alternative spelling of brutalise.
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To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Of the same material as the article with which it is used:
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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Containing errors.
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To soil or stain; to dirty
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A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
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To be equivalent to in value.
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make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
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(British) Alternative spelling of demoralize.
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To treat (sacred things) with irreverence or contempt; desecrate
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To give incorrect instructions to, esp. as a judge to a jury
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Free of corruption or immorality.
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Extending continuously in the same direction without curving:
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To advise wrongly.
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1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume 8:
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Lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices.
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