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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply); Necrotic tissue v. - Undergo necrosis.

Usage examples (36)
  • Dr. Rabinowitch examined him and his foot was black with gangrene from the ankle down.
  • The gangrene is very high up in my leg and the open thigh wound wasn't getting better.
  • Nobody will starve, get dysentery, get gangrene from a minor wound, or die of battle exhaustion.
  • I agree with you that I don't go out of my way to find organic, "natural," (gangrene is natural, right?) or biodynamic wines. for more
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