Definitions for: Putrid


[adj] morally corrupt or evil; "the putrid atmosphere of the court"
[adj] offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"
[adj] in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; "horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham
[adj] of or relating to or attended by putrefaction; "putrid decomposition"
[adj] having undergone infection; "festering sores"; "an infected wound"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pu"trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr.
puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten:
cf. F. putride. See Pus, Foul, a.]
1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; --
said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See
Putrefaction.

2. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or
vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.

Putrid fever (Med.), typhus fever; -- so called from the
decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and
diseased textures of the body.

Putrid sore throat (Med.), a gangrenous inflammation of the
fauces and pharynx.

Synonyms: corrupt, festering, fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, infected, malodorous, noisome, purulent, pussy, putrefied, putrified, rotten, septic, smelly, stinking

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