Synonyms for corruptive

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Your letter must be one of three kinds: pleading, peremptory, or corruptive.

Shall it again be held, in its orbit by the attractive, the corruptive influence of the petty island of Great Britain?

To correct this, at once and forever, dig up the very soil in which the corruptive roots expanded—here was the way, the only way.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French corropt "unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth" (of language), and directly from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere "to destroy; spoil," figuratively "corrupt, seduce, bribe," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rup-, past participle stem of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Corruptly; corruptness.

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