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putrid (adj.)

late 14c., "festering gangrenous, in a state of decay," from Old French putride and directly from Latin putridus, from putrere "to rot," from putris "rotten, crumbling," related to putere "to stink," from PIE root *pu- (2) "to rot, stink" (see pus). First in reference to putrid fever, an old name for typhus (also known in Middle English as putrida), which supposedly was caused by putrefaction of bodily humors. Related: Putridness.

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Definitions of putrid

putrid (adj.)
of or relating to or attended by putrefaction;
putrid decomposition
putrid (adj.)
in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; "horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham;
putrid (adj.)
morally corrupt or evil;
the putrid atmosphere of the court
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