Putrid



[pyoo-trid] /ˈpyu trɪd/

adjective
1.
in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten.
2.
of, relating to, or attended by .
3.
having the odor of decaying flesh.
4.
thoroughly corrupt, depraved, or evil.
5.
of very low quality; rotten.
/ˈpjuːtrɪd/
adjective
1.
(of organic matter) in a state of decomposition, usually giving off a foul smell: putrid meat
2.
morally corrupt or worthless
3.
sickening; foul: a putrid smell
4.
(informal) deficient in quality or value: a putrid film
adj.

early 15c., from Latin putridus, from putrere “to rot,” from putris “rotten, crumbling,” related to putere “to stink,” from PIE root *pu- “to rot, stink” (see pus). First in reference to putrid fever, an old name for typhus (also known in Middle English as putrida). Related: Putrification.

putrid pu·trid (pyōō’trĭd)
adj.

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