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putrefy

 [pu´trĕ-fi]
to undergo putrefaction.

pu·tre·fy

(pyū'trĕ-fī),
To cause to become, or to become, putrid.

putrefy

(pyo͞o′trə-fī′)
intr. & tr.v. putre·fied, putre·fying, putre·fies
To decay or cause to decay and have a foul odor.

putrefy

[pyo̅o̅′trəfī]
Etymology: L, puter, rotten, facere, to make
to decay, with the production of foul-smelling substances, especially putrescine and mercaptans associated with the decomposition of animal tissues and proteins.

pu·tre·fy

(pyū'trĕ-fī)
To cause to become, or to become, putrid.

putrefy

to undergo putrefaction.
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The council targeted shops they were most concerned about and discovered twothirds of the samples taken were so putrefied they should never have been on sale.
Although I do still feel guilty about pinning the blame on one of the girls after a friend and I returned home in the middle of the night, put some pizza in the oven and passed out, leaving the pepperoni and putrefied carbon delight to broil for four hours.
I had been wondering what to write about this week, and then, within half an hour of getting into the pub, the column is writ large in glorious neon and reeking fumes of putrefied real ale.
The putrefied carcass lures a bear into the cage, but it escapes, sending Kauko into despair and thoughts of suicide.
It cannot be too plainly insisted that the butcher who sells putrefied meat and the manufacturer who distributes margarine through the town under the name of butter are not merely amenable to the law but criminals of the most despicable and the most dangerous character.
But the worst food was in Iceland where I was made to eat putrefied snake - it had been left to rot for six months.
If you put a piece of hamburger and some apples and a glass of milk on a table, leave them there for four weeks, when you return you will find that the hamburger and the apples have spoiled and putrefied.
The argument that started in December 1992 when owners balked at collective bargaining - a finger-pointing, sez-you whine-a-thon that has putrefied the baseball air - seems to be drawing to a close.
In 1981, Richard Flood argued that the putrefied flesh in Thek's boxes was symptomatic of the disaffection caused by the Vietnam War, in the Rotterdam catalogue, he writes of them even more provocatively, acknowledging the ahistoricism of his claim, as metaphors for a world beset by AIDS, which killed Thek in 1988.
He painted putrefied blood (mixed with some glycerol to keep it from drying) on both heated and unheated imitation inflorescences, leaving others uncoated.
It's just like being there, except you won't get covered by flying chunks of putrefied zombie brains.
But it is the infamous hakarl, putrefied shark meat, buried in sand for six months to destroy the acid in its flesh, that really sets stomachs on edge.