Putrefy

Definition of Putrefy

Pu´tre`fy
v. t.1.To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.
[imp. & p. p. Putrefied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Putrefying ( ).]
2.To corrupt; to make foul.
Private suits do putrefy the public good.
- Bacon.
They would but stink, and putrefy the air.
- Shak.
3.To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.
v. i.1.To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.

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