Definition of putrefy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    putrefy

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpyutrəˌfaɪ//
     
    [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