verb (used with or without object), gan·grened, gan·gren·ing.
Origin of gangrene
Related formsgan·gre·nous [gang-gruh-nuh s] /ˈgæŋ grə nəs/, adjectivenon·gan·gre·nous, adjectiveun·gan·grened, adjectiveun·gan·gre·nous, adjective
Examples from the Web for gangrene
I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Alabama, an arrested 19-year-old shoplifter got gangrene and died naked on the floor of a “medical observation cell.”Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mixner almost died in February, after his lower intestine got twisted, leaving him with gangrene in his heart and lungs.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ideology of bigotry can be found all over Europe, in fact, and its ugliness is spreading like gangrene, especially in France.
Gangrene is not curable by current medical intervention once past a certain point in its progression, except by amputation.
Gangrene of the extremities was one of the symptoms of the plague of Athens as described by Thucydides.
His strength and flesh were so wasted that the hip whereon he lay was seized with a gangrene.
From small quantities, frequently repeated, gangrene of the extremities has resulted.Memoranda on Poisons|Thomas Hawkes Tanner
Strangely enough, the wound in my remaining arm, which still suppurated, was seized with gangrene.
For Marius had gas gangrene, and gangrene is death, and it was the smell of death that the others complained of.The Backwash of War|Ellen N. La Motte
British Dictionary definitions for gangrene
Derived Formsgangrenous (ˈɡæŋɡrɪnəs), adjective
Word Origin for gangrene
Medicine definitions for gangrene
Related formsgan′gre•nous (găng′grə-nəs) adj.
Science definitions for gangrene
Culture definitions for gangrene
The death and decay of body tissue owing to insufficient supply of blood.