Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Corroborate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Corroborated
(-r?`t?d); present participle & verbal noun Corroborating
(-r?`t?ng). ] [ Latin corroboratus
, past participle of corroborare
to corroborate; cor-
to strengthen, robur
strength. See Robust
.] 1. To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen.
As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger, the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby. 2. To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.
The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth.
Corroborate adjective Corroborated. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Corroboration noun [ Confer French corroboration .]
1. The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information. 2. That which corroborates.
Corroborative adjective [ Confer F. corroboratif .] Tending to strengthen of confirm.
Corroborative noun A medicine that strengthens; a corroborant. Wiseman.
Corroboratory adjective Tending to strengthen; corroborative; as, corroboratory facts.
Corroboree noun [ Also corrobboree , corrobori , etc.] [ Native name.]
1. A nocturnal festivity with which the Australian aborigines celebrate tribal events of importance. Symbolic dances are given by the young men of the tribe, while the women act as musicians. 2. A song or chant made for such a festivity. 3. A festivity or social gathering, esp. one of a noisy or uproarious character; hence, tumult; uproar. [ Australia]
(k?r-r?d") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Corroded
; present participle & verbal noun Corroding
.] [ Latin corrodere
, - rosum
to gnaw: confer French corroder
. See Rodent
.] 1. To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce it to a green-blue solution. 2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
Corrode intransitive verb To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion. Corroding lead , lead sufficiently pure to be used in making white lead by a process of corroding. Syn. -- To canker; gnaw; rust; waste; wear away.
Corrodent adjective [ Latin corrodens , present participle of corrodere .] Corrosive. [ R.] Bp. King.
Corrodent noun Anything that corrodes. Bp. King.
Corrodiate transitive verb
[ See Corrode
.] To eat away by degrees; to corrode.
[ Obsolete] Sandys.
Corrodibility noun The quality of being corrodible. [ R.] Johnson.
Corrodible adjective Capable of being corroded; corrosible. Sir T. Browne.
Corrosibility noun Corrodibility. " Corrosibility . . . answers corrosiveness." Boyle.
Corrosible adjective Corrodible. Bailey.
Corrosibleness noun The quality or state of being corrosible. Bailey.
[ Late Latin corrosio
: confer French corrosion
. See Corrode
.] The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion .
Corrosion is a particular species of dissolution of bodies, either by an acid or a saline menstruum.
[ Confer French corrosif
.] 1. Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid.
famine." Thomson. 2. Having the quality of fretting or vexing.
Care is no cure, but corrosive . Corrosive sublimate (Chemistry)
, mercuric chloride, HgCl 2 ; so called because obtained by sublimation, and because of its harsh irritating action on the body tissue. Usually it is in the form of a heavy, transparent, crystalline substance, easily soluble, and of an acrid, burning taste. It is a virulent poison, a powerful antiseptic, and an excellent antisyphilitic; called also mercuric bichloride . It is to be carefully distinguished from calomel, the mild chloride of mercury.
Corrosive noun 1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.
[ Corrosives ] act either directly, by chemically destroying the part, or indirectly by causing inflammation and gangrene. 2. That which has the power of fretting or irritating.
Such speeches . . . are grievous corrosives .
Corroval noun A dark brown substance of vegetable origin, allied to curare, and used by the natives of New Granada as an arrow poison.
Corrovaline noun (Chemistry) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from corroval, and characterized by its immediate action in paralyzing the heart.
[ Latin corrugans
, present participle See Corrugate
.] Having the power of contracting into wrinkles. Johnson.
Corrugate adjective [ Latin corrugatus , past participle of corrugare ; cor-+ rugare to wrinkle, ruga wrinkle; of uncertain origin.] Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.
Corrugate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Corrugated
(-g?`t?d); present participle & verbal noun Corrugating
(-g?`t?ng).] To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead. Corrugated iron
, sheet iron bent into a series of alternate ridges and grooves in parallel lines, giving it greater stiffness.
-- Corrugated paper
, a thick, coarse paper corrugated in order to give it elasticity. It is used as a wrapping material for fragile articles, as bottles.
Corrugation noun [ Confer F. corrugation .] The act corrugating; contraction into wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves.
Corrugator noun [ New Latin ; confer French corrugateur .] (Anat.) A muscle which contracts the skin of the forehead into wrinkles.
Corrugent adjective (Anat.) Drawing together; contracting; -- said of the corrugator. [ Obsolete]
Corrump transitive verb
[ Latin corrumpere
.] To corrupt. See Corrupt .
[ Obsolete] Chauser.
Corrumpable adjective Corruptible. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin corruptus
, past participle of corrumpere
to corrupt; cor-
to break. See Rupture
.] 1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them. 2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
At what ease 3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt .
Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt
To swear against you.
Corrupt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Corrupted
; present participle & verbal noun Corrupting
.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
Evil communications corrupt good manners. 3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
1. Cor. xv. 33.
Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge 4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
That no king can corrupt .
He that makes an ill use of it [ language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines. 5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt .
Matt. vi. 19.
Corrupt intransitive verb
1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon. 2. To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness.
Corrupter noun One who corrupts; one who vitiates or taints; as, a corrupter of morals.
Corruptful adjective Tending to corrupt; full of corruption. [ Obsolete] " Corruptful bribes." Spenser.
Corruptibility noun [ Latin corruptibilitas : confer French corruptibilité .] The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness. Burke.
[ Latin corruptibilis
: confer French corruptible
.] 1. Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay.
Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold. 2. Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.
1 Pet. i. 18.
They systematically corrupt very corruptible race.
Corruptible noun That which may decay and perish; the human body. [ Archaic] 1 Cor. xv. 53.
Corruptingly adverb In a manner that corrupts.
[ French corruption
, Latin corruptio
.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
The inducing and accelerating of putrefaction is a subject of very universal inquiry; for corruption is a reciprocal to "generation". 2. The product of corruption; putrid matter. 3. The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
It was necessary, by exposing the gross corruptions of monasteries, . . . to exite popular indignation against them.
They abstained from some of the worst methods of corruption usual to their party in its earlier days.
, when applied to officers, trustees, etc., signifies the inducing a violation of duty by means of pecuniary considerations. Abbott. 4. The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language. Corruption of blood (Law)
, taint or impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled from inheriting any estate or from transmitting it to others.
Corruption of blood can be removed only by act of Parliament. Syn.
-- Putrescence; putrefaction; defilement; contamination; deprivation; debasement; adulteration; depravity; taint. See Depravity
Corruptionist noun One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption. Sydney Smith.
[ Latin corruptivus
: confer French corruptif
.] Having the quality of tainting or vitiating; tending to produce corruption.
It should be endued with some corruptive quality for so speedy a dissolution of the meat.
Corruptless adjective Not susceptible of corruption or decay; incorruptible. Dryden.
Corruptly adverb In a corrupt manner; by means of corruption or corrupting influences; wrongfully.
Corruptness noun The quality of being corrupt.
Corruptress noun A woman who corrupts.
Thou studied old corruptress .
Beau. & Fl.
Corsac noun (Zoology) The corsak.
[ French See Corset
.] The waist or bodice of a lady's dress; as, a low corsage .