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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Moral perversion; (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action; A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor.

Usage examples (34)
  • putrefaction is a major component of body decomposition.
  • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction
  • He (that is, man) as a rotten thing, the principle of whose putrefaction is in itself, consumes, even like a moth-eaten garment, which becomes continually worse and worse.
  • He was looking at it as though it were an animal, days dead and far gone in putrefaction, that had been malevolently dumped on a pristine altar consecrated to solemn... for more
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