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verb as in rot


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And most persons like fresh meat kept till it begins to be tender; that is, begins to putrefy.

All these dainties were hung about my saddle, for the hotter the sun shines on them the less does the meat putrefy.

When hides putrefy, one of the first results is that the hair is loosened.

A murrain occurred the same year; at one place five thousand sheep died in the pasture and were left to putrefy.

Also many substances, being at rest, putrefy, and thereby become quite different from what they were before.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to putrefy, such as: corrupt, crumble, decay, decompose, deteriorate, and disintegrate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.