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Meaning of gangrene

gan•grene

Pronunciation: (gang'grēn, gang-grēn'), [key]
— n., v., -grened, -gren•ing.
—n.
  1. necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulation, usually followed by decomposition and putrefaction.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to affect or become affected with gangrene.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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