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putrefy

 [pu´trĕ-fi]
to undergo putrefaction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pu·tre·fy

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

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

(pyū'trĕ-fī)
To cause to become, or to become, putrid.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Diligent winemakers like to leave a little of the natural suspended solids in new red wines on the theory that the small amount of fresh lees will not putrefy, but will add to esters, flavor and complexity of the wine during barrel age.
At this time it was thought his bowels began to putrefy. Medicine did not work till a clyster was applied, which was operated well and afforded him temporary relief through the day.
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.