Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being corrupted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be corrupted; subject to decay, putrefaction, or destruction: as, this corruptible body.
  • That may be contaminated or vitiated in qualities or principles; susceptible of being depraved, tainted, or changed for the worse: as, manners are corruptible by evil example.
  • Open to bribing; susceptible of being bribed: as, corruptible voters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Archaic That which may decay and perish; the human body.
  • adjective Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay.
  • adjective Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.

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  • adjective Possible to corrupt.
  • noun archaic That which may decay and perish; the human body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being corrupted

Etymologies

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corrupt +‎ -ible

Examples

  • As documented by Eric Hoffer and others more than a generation ago, the true believer is the most dangerous person to allow even near the levers of power. even when the beliefs are not as nasty as say, fascism or stalinism, the inability to absorb contrary feedback from reality, combined with the inability to connect with real human sentiment (and real human need) makes the true believer morally corruptible from the first instant he or she embraces those beliefs. does this speak against belief? well, if completely unedited by healthy skepticism, by critical thining, yes. but most of us are not so free of doubt that we never question. those who do not have this ability to challenge their own beliefs, though, they are to be wary of. tomemos Says:

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  • It would follow, then, that Christ's body was corruptible, which is unseemly.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • Little does it matter what happens to the "corruptible": each fading of the outward only marks a corresponding development of the

    Parables of the Christ-life

  • III ix 37 'quid nisi de _uitio_ scribam regionis amarae', and for the word _uitiabilis_ (in the sense 'corruptible') Prudentius _Apoth_ 1045 and _Ham_ 215 (there is a variant _uitabilis_ in a ninth-century manuscript of the _Hamartigenia_).

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • They "reign in life" above through the indwelling seed, while all that is "corruptible" goes down into dust below.

    Parables of the Christ-life

  • Now the body is "corruptible," the body is "mortal:" so that the body indeed remains, for it is the body which is put on; but its mortality and corruption vanish away, when immortality and incorruption come upon it.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • The world under our feet was thus for the first time brought into physical connection with the worlds peopling space, and a very tangible relationship was demonstrated as existing between what used to be called the "corruptible" matter of the earth and the

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • General Election 2010: British voting system too 'corruptible', warn Third World observers

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  • An important aspect of that transformation is contained in Paul's exposition of the two different types of bodies that we shall receive, the present one "corruptible" and the future one "incorruptible".

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  • An important aspect of that transformation is contained in Paul's exposition of the two different types of bodies that we shall receive, the present one "corruptible" and the future one "incorruptible".

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