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Meaning of putrefy

pu•tre•fy

Pronunciation: (py'tru-fī"), [key]
— v., -fied, -fy•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to render putrid; cause to rot or decay with an offensive odor.
—v.i.
  1. to become putrid; rot.
  2. to become gangrenous.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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