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Definition of gangrene noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gangrene

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɡæŋɡrin//
 
, NAmE//ɡæŋˈɡrin//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the decay that takes place in a part of the body when the blood supply to it has been stopped because of an illness or injury Gangrene set in and he had to have his leg amputated.
NAmE//ˈɡæŋɡrənəs//
 
adjective Her toes became gangrenous.
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