putrid

[ pyoo-trid ]SEE DEFINITION OF putrid

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUTRID

Cowardice is catching and will run through an army like the putrid fever.'

The odor of such a bird is disagreeable and may even be putrid.

It had a rustic crank of bamboo; its water was slimy and putrid.

If hard set, putrid, or stale, an egg often bursts when touched.

The first can be remedied or improved in cooking; but a putrid article cannot.

The powder of the dry leaves is dusted on ulcers and putrid sores.

Eagerly I seized the putrid meat in my mouth, offering a piece to my companions.

The pool seemed filled with a thick, muddy, and putrid liquid.

It seemed to me like putrid animal matter, and peculiarly strong.

Fermentation has long since been divided into spirituous, acid, and putrid.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin putridus, from putrere "to rot," from putris "rotten, crumbling," related to putere "to stink," from PIE root *pu- "to rot, stink" (see pus). First in reference to putrid fever, an old name for typhus (also known in Middle English as putrida). Related: Putrification.

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