AskDefine | Define putrefy

Dictionary Definition

putrefy v : become putrid; decay with an offensive smell; "organic matter putrefies" [also: putrefied]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance
  2. To reach an advanced stage of decomposition
  3. To become gangrenous



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

break down, break up, canker, corrupt, crumble, crumble into dust, decay, decompose, deteriorate, disintegrate, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fester, gangrene, go bad, go off, go to pieces, mildew, mold, molder, mortify, moulder, necrose, putresce, rankle, rot, sphacelate, spoil, suppurate, taint, turn
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1