AskDefine | Define putrefy

Dictionary Definition

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

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Verb

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

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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
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