from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. free of corruption or immorality
  • adj. free of corruption or immorality


in- +‎ corrupt (Wiktionary)


  • 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 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

  • 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 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

  • Relic asked "Can can name an incorrupt non-Catholic?"

    TEXAS FAITH: Why are millennials dropping out? | RELIGION Blog |

  • DeSoto: When I say incorrupt, I mean the body is preserved intact without decay.

    TEXAS FAITH: Why are millennials dropping out? | RELIGION Blog |


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