Origin of putrid
Examples from the Web for putridity
Come out, come out and leave them alone in their putridity—in their rottenness.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Politicians as corrupt as putridity itself, trembled and cried aloud for help.The Way to Abolish Slavery|Charles Stearns
Bodies decomposing from putridity, generate a quantity of gas, which swells them up to an enormous size, and renders them buoyant.Frank Mildmay|Captain Frederick Marryat
It was carefully washed in water, and still remained free from putridity.
When they have done their work, sweet flowers may grow out of this putridity.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
Word Origin for putrid
1630s, from Medieval Latin putriditas, from Latin putridus (see putrid).
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.