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pu·tre·fy

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

[Middle English putrefien, from Old French putrefier, from Latin putrefacere : puter, putr-, rotten; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

putrefy

(ˈpjuːtrɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Biology) (of organic matter) to decompose or rot with an offensive smell
[C15: from Old French putrefier + Latin putrefacere, from puter rotten + facere to make]
putrefaction n
ˌputreˈfactive, putrefacient adj
ˈputreˌfiable adj
ˈputreˌfier n

pu•tre•fy

(ˈpyu trəˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.i.
1. to become putrid; rot.
2. to become gangrenous.
v.t.
3. to render putrid; cause to rot or decay with an offensive odor.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French putrefier < Vulgar Latin *putreficāre, for Latin putrefacere to cause to rot = putre-, variant s. of putrēre to rot + facere to make, do1]
pu′tre•fi`er, n.

putrefy


Past participle: putrefied
Gerund: putrefying

Imperative
putrefy
putrefy
Present
I putrefy
you putrefy
he/she/it putrefies
we putrefy
you putrefy
they putrefy
Preterite
I putrefied
you putrefied
he/she/it putrefied
we putrefied
you putrefied
they putrefied
Present Continuous
I am putrefying
you are putrefying
he/she/it is putrefying
we are putrefying
you are putrefying
they are putrefying
Present Perfect
I have putrefied
you have putrefied
he/she/it has putrefied
we have putrefied
you have putrefied
they have putrefied
Past Continuous
I was putrefying
you were putrefying
he/she/it was putrefying
we were putrefying
you were putrefying
they were putrefying
Past Perfect
I had putrefied
you had putrefied
he/she/it had putrefied
we had putrefied
you had putrefied
they had putrefied
Future
I will putrefy
you will putrefy
he/she/it will putrefy
we will putrefy
you will putrefy
they will putrefy
Future Perfect
I will have putrefied
you will have putrefied
he/she/it will have putrefied
we will have putrefied
you will have putrefied
they will have putrefied
Future Continuous
I will be putrefying
you will be putrefying
he/she/it will be putrefying
we will be putrefying
you will be putrefying
they will be putrefying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been putrefying
you have been putrefying
he/she/it has been putrefying
we have been putrefying
you have been putrefying
they have been putrefying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been putrefying
you will have been putrefying
he/she/it will have been putrefying
we will have been putrefying
you will have been putrefying
they will have been putrefying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been putrefying
you had been putrefying
he/she/it had been putrefying
we had been putrefying
you had been putrefying
they had been putrefying
Conditional
I would putrefy
you would putrefy
he/she/it would putrefy
we would putrefy
you would putrefy
they would putrefy
Past Conditional
I would have putrefied
you would have putrefied
he/she/it would have putrefied
we would have putrefied
you would have putrefied
they would have putrefied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.putrefy - become putrid; decay with an offensive smell; "organic matter putrefies"
decay - undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

putrefy

verb (Formal) rot, break down, spoil, corrupt, deteriorate, decay, stink, decompose, go bad the stench of corpses putrefying in the sweltering heat

putrefy

verb
To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
Translations
يَتَعَفَّن، يَقْسَد
hnítkazit
rådne
rotna, úldna; valda rotnun
pūdytisupūti
pūttrūdēt
boz makçürü mek

putrefy

[ˈpjuːtrɪfaɪ]
A. VIpudrirse
B. VTpudrir

putrefy

viverwesen

putrefy

[ˈpjuːtrɪˌfaɪ] viputrefarsi

putrefy

(ˈpjuːtrəfai) verb
to make or go bad or rotten. The meat putrefied in the heat.
References in classic literature ?
Likewise glorious gifts and foundations, are like sacrifices without salt; and but the painted sepulchres of alms, which soon will putrefy, and corrupt inwardly.
That white stuff you might see on your tongue is a collection of food particles and other organic matter, which can putrefy and create oral malodorants.