Definition of pre-corrupt in US English:

pre-corrupt

verb

rare
  • with object To corrupt beforehand.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Sandys (1578–1644), writer and traveller. From classical Latin praecorrupt-, past participial stem of praecorrumpere to bribe beforehand from prae- + corrumpere. In later use probably independently from pre- + corrupt.

Pronunciation

pre-corrupt

/ˌpriːkəˈrʌpt/