Definition of putrid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpjuːtrɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːtrɪd//
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  1. 1(of dead animals or plants) decaying and therefore smelling very bad synonym foul the putrid smell of rotten meat
  2. 2(informal) very unpleasant a putrid pink colour I pulled back from the stench of his putrid breath.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin putridus, from putrere ‘to rot’, from puter, putr- ‘rotten’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: putrid