Putrefy



[pyoo-truh-fahy] /ˈpyu trəˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), putrefied, putrefying.
1.
to render ; cause to rot or decay with an offensive odor.
verb (used without object), putrefied, putrefying.
2.
to become ; rot.
3.
to become gangrenous.
/ˈpjuːtrɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(of organic matter) to decompose or rot with an offensive smell
v.

mid-15c., from Middle French putréfier, from Latin putrefacere “to make rotten,” from putrere (see putrid) + facere (see factitious). Related: Putrefied; putrefying.

putrefy pu·tre·fy (pyōō’trə-fī’)
v. pu·tre·fied, pu·tre·fy·ing, pu·tre·fies

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