Definition of Putrid

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or attended by putrefaction. "Putrid decomposition"

Partainyms: Putrefaction
Derivative terms: Putridity, Putridness



2. Adjective. In an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor. "Horrible like raw and putrid flesh"
Similar to: Stale
Derivative terms: Putridity, Putridness

3. Adjective. Morally corrupt or evil. "The putrid atmosphere of the court"
Similar to: Corrupt

Definition of Putrid

1. a. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See Putrefaction.

Definition of Putrid

1. Adjective. Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction. ¹

2. Adjective. of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh. ¹

3. Adjective. Vile, disgusting. ¹

4. Adjective. morally corrupt ¹

5. Adjective. totally objectionable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Putrid

1. being in a decomposed, foul-smelling state [adj] : PUTRIDLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putrid

putrefiers
putrefies
putrefy
putrefying
putrescence
putrescences
putrescene
putrescenes
putrescent
putrescently
putrescible
putrescin
putrescine
putrescines
putrescins
putrid (current term)
putrider
putridest
putridities
putridity
putridly
putridness
putrifacted
putrification
putrifications
putrified
putrifies
putrify
putrifying
putrilage

Literary usage of Putrid

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1. A History of Epidemics in Britain by Charles Creighton (1894)
"The "putrid Constitution" of Fevers in the middle third of the i8th Century. ... It coincided with the great outburst of putrid or gangrenous sore-throat ..."

2. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"Some forms of malarial fevers resemble diseases produced by putrid substances introduced into the circulation.—The incorrectness of the views of those who ..."

3. Annual Register (1801)
"O« the noxious Quality of the Effluvia of putrid ... I think it probable enough, that putrid matter, as Dr. Alexander has endeavoured to prove, ..."

4. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1873)
"substance within the city limits, and punish persons guilty of the aame, and to remove or destroy putrid, animal or vegetable matter, the common council ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1790)
"The third problem is, ' to employ the knowlege we have obtained of the nature of the various forms, &c. of putrid in- ..."

6. A Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science by George Wilson (1884)
"Thus, according to Sir Robert Christison, there are whole tribes of savages who eat with impunity rancid oil, putrid blubber, and stinking offal; ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"On putrid Infection complicating certain. ... They are due to a kind of septicaemia or putrid intoxication, which I think should be termed acute to ..."

8. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"putrid Bronchitis and Pulmonary Gangrene.—The sputa of putrid bronchitis and pulmonary gangrene resemble each other so closely that it is only possible to ..."

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