What does putrefy mean?

Definitions for putrefy
ˈpyu trəˌfaɪpu·tre·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. putrefy(verb)

    become putrid; decay with an offensive smell

    "organic matter putrefies"

Wiktionary

  1. putrefy(Verb)

    To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance.

  2. putrefy(Verb)

    To reach an advanced stage of decomposition.

  3. putrefy(Verb)

    To become gangrenous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Putrefy(verb)

    to render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot

  2. Putrefy(verb)

    to corrupt; to make foul

  3. Putrefy(verb)

    to make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound

  4. Putrefy(verb)

    to become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot

  5. Origin: [F. putrfier; L. putrere to be rotten + -ficare (in. comp.) to make; cf. L. putrefacere. See Putrid, and -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Putrefy

    pū′tre-fī, v.t. to make putrid or rotten: to corrupt.—v.i. to become putrid: to rot:—pa.t. and pa.p. pū′trefied.adjs. Pūtred′inous, having an offensive smell; Putrefā′cient (also n.), Putrefac′tive, pertaining to or causing putrefaction.—ns. Putrefac′tion, the act or process of putrefying: rottenness: corruption; Putrefac′tiveness; Putres′cence.—adjs. Putres′cent, becoming putrid: pertaining to putrefaction; Pū′trid, in a state of decay: showing putrefaction: stinking: rotten: corrupt.—ns. Putrid′ity, Pū′tridness, state of being putrid: corrupt matter: rottenness: corruption.—adj. Pū′trifiable, liable to putrefy. [O. Fr. putrefier—L. putrefacĕre, to make putrid—puter, putris, rotten.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of putrefy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of putrefy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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