putrefy


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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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At this time it was thought his bowels began to putrefy.
With the bodies already beginning to putrefy, the air is laden with a stench giving rise to fears of an epidemic outbreak in affected areas.
The excruciating exit can take hours to weeks; the locals know not to pull too hard to try to hurry the worm along, because broken ones can putrefy or petrify inside the body.