verb (used with object), pu·tre·fied, pu·tre·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), pu·tre·fied, pu·tre·fy·ing.
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Origin of putrefy
OTHER WORDS FROM putrefypu·tre·fi·a·ble, adjectivepu·tre·fi·er, nounun·pu·tre·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·pu·tre·fied, adjective
Words nearby putrefy
Example sentences from the Web for putrefy
And most persons like fresh meat kept till it begins to be tender; that is, begins to putrefy.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages|William Andrus Alcott
All these dainties were hung about my saddle, for the hotter the sun shines on them the less does the meat putrefy.The Backwoodsman|Various
When hides putrefy, one of the first results is that the hair is loosened.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
A murrain occurred the same year; at one place five thousand sheep died in the pasture and were left to putrefy.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
Also many substances, being at rest, putrefy, and thereby become quite different from what they were before.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley