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Corrupt or Corrupted?

Hello everyone!

Can you please help with this:

Which one of the following is correct?

"Corrupt video files" OR "Corrupted video files"

Or are these synonyms and can be used both ways?


  • Corrupt simply describes their current state. Corrupted implies two things: (1) something else corrupted them, since to corrupt is a transitive verb, and (2) that their corrupt state extended into the past.

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