Origin of putrefaction
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Examples from the Web for putrefaction
Finding no matter liable to putrefaction to work on, it acts upon the best qualities of the flour, which it alters and corrupts.
The pews of the congregation are raised upon foundations of putrefaction.The Stranger in France
But he did not and he could not know the meaning of putrefaction itself.
It is the month of July, and the weather is favourable to putrefaction.
It was cold and stiff, and putrefaction had already begun its work.In Court and Kampong
Word Origin and History for putrefaction
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Decomposition of organic matter, especially protein, by microorganisms, resulting in production of foul-smelling matter.
- Putrefied matter.
- The condition of being putrefied.
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