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Definition of putrefy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they putrefy
    he / she / it putrefies
    past simple putrefied
    -ing form putrefying
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  1. 1to decay and smell very bad synonym rot
  2. 2 The corpses were beginning to putrefy.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: putrefy