Putrify


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Pu´tri`fy


v. t. & i.1.To putrefy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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which stain your rivers red and putrify and foul the air.
(23) When the Hermit realizes that the Beast's victims are "past helpe of surgery," Spenser registers the nature of the affliction with an insistent vocabulary of inwardness: "He found that they [the wounds] had festred priuily, / And ranckling inward with vnruly stounds, / The inner parts now gan to putrify" (5.2-4).