Definitions

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

  • adjective Free of corruption or immorality.
  • adjective Not decayed; unspoiled.
  • adjective Free of errors or faults.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not corrupt physically; not affected by corruption or decay; not marred, impaired, or spoiled: used of organic matter of any kind.
  • Not corrupt spiritually; not defiled or depraved; pure; sound; untainted; above the influence of corruption or bribery.

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

  • adjective Not affected with corruption or decay; unimpaired; not marred or spoiled.
  • adjective Not defiled or depraved; pure; sound; untainted; above the influence of bribes; upright; honest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not corrupt, void of moral corruption
  • adjective free from physical decay

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

  • adjective free of corruption or immorality
  • adjective free of corruption or immorality

Etymologies

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in- +‎ corrupt

Examples

  • Science has never successfully answered the question, "Why do some bodies remain incorrupt when others rapidly disintegrate in the natural process of putrefaction?"

    The Mummies of Guanajuato: Powerful Memento Mori

  • Science has never successfully answered the question, "Why do some bodies remain incorrupt when others rapidly disintegrate in the natural process of putrefaction?"

    The Mummies of Guanajuato: Powerful Memento Mori

  • There was a trip to France to see something called the incorrupt saint, and possibly a position.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2001

  • The body of Pope John XXIII, who died in 1963 and like John Paul is also one step away from sainthood, was placed in a glass coffin and moved upstairs in 2001; his intact embalmed body was found to be "incorrupt," or free from decay.

    There's A Good Reason Why Benedict's Not An Organ Donor

  • The body of Pope John XXIII, who died in 1963 and like John Paul is also one step away from sainthood, was placed in a glass coffin and moved upstairs in 2001; his intact embalmed body was found to be "incorrupt," or free from decay.

    There's A Good Reason Why Benedict's Not An Organ Donor

  • I also very much appreciate their vivid imagery, e.g. of St. John's miracles shining forth through the interlocked bolts of his tomb (hmyn for Lauds, 1st stanza) or the likening of the silent accusation of his incorrupt tongue to the crying of the blood of Abel (hmyn for Lauds, 5th stanza).

    Hymns of St. John Nepomucene

  • The next altar on the epistle side is the altar of priests, dedicated to St. John Nepomucene, whose incorrupt tongue in a reliquary is shown in the upper painting (I don't know the technical term in English for this part of the altar; in German it is the "Auszug"), flanked by Saints Anselm of Canterbury and Thomas a Becket.

    Neuzelle Abbey

  • When his shrine was opened three hundred and thirty years after his decease for the canonical recognition, the flesh had disappeared, and one member alone remained incorrupt, the tongue, which thus, still in silence, gave glory to God.

    Hymns of St. John Nepomucene

  • The idea of creating an incorrupt and liberal democracy in the shadows of the Hindu Kush is already absurd.

    Let Cameron hasten the end of our absurd Afghan war

  • Otherwise they think the body would not have been preserved like this, in an incorrupt state, some forty years after he died.

    The Shroud Codex

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