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ˌpyu trəˈfæk ʃənpu·tre·fac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. putrefaction, rotnoun

    a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

  2. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefactionnoun

    (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

  3. corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefactionnoun

    moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

    "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"


  1. putrefactionnoun

    the act of causing to rot; the anaerobic splitting of proteins by bacteria and fungi with the formation of malodorous, incompletely oxidized products

  2. putrefactionnoun

    rotted material

  3. putrefactionnoun

    the state of being rotted

Webster Dictionary

  1. Putrefactionnoun

    the act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter

    Etymology: [L. putrefactio: cf. F. putrfaction. See Putrefy.]

  2. Putrefactionnoun

    the condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied

    Etymology: [L. putrefactio: cf. F. putrfaction. See Putrefy.]


  1. Putrefaction

    Putrefaction is one of seven stages in the decomposition of the body of a dead animal. It can be viewed, in broad terms, as the decomposition of proteins in a process that results in the eventual breakdown of cohesion between tissues and the liquefaction of most organs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of putrefaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of putrefaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    • A. conveyance
    • B. serendipity
    • C. nitrile
    • D. mitre

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