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synonyms for putrefy

  • corrupt
  • crumble
  • decay
  • decompose
  • deteriorate
  • disintegrate
  • molder
  • spoil
  • stink
  • taint
  • turn
  • break down
  • go bad
  • putresce
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antonyms for putrefy

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  • build
  • combine
  • develop
  • grow
  • improve
  • put together
  • unite
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How to use putrefy in a sentence

And most persons like fresh meat kept till it begins to be tender; that is, begins to putrefy.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
All these dainties were hung about my saddle, for the hotter the sun shines on them the less does the meat putrefy.
THE BACKWOODSMANVARIOUS
When hides putrefy, one of the first results is that the hair is loosened.
ANIMAL PROTEINSHUGH GARNER BENNETT
A murrain occurred the same year; at one place five thousand sheep died in the pasture and were left to putrefy.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
Also many substances, being at rest, putrefy, and thereby become quite different from what they were before.
EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF AIRJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
They are then allowed to putrefy, in order to get rid of the animal matter, and the red coral is the skeleton that is left.
CORAL AND CORAL REEFSTHOMAS H. HUXLEY
Dead bodies quickly putrefy and smell badly; they are thus equated, subconsciously, with ordure and must be buried.
LITTLE FUZZYHENRY BEAM PIPER
For by destroying these carcasses before they can putrefy, they help to keep the air pure.
THE ANIMAL WORLD, A BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORYTHEODORE WOOD
If dried too slowly the hides putrefy partially; if too quickly they dry on the outside, and the interior is left to putrefy.
ANIMAL PROTEINSHUGH GARNER BENNETT
They saw several repositories of the dead, in which the body was left to putrefy under a canopy, and not put into the ground.
A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, VOL. 12ROBERT KERR
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