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PUTRID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does putrid mean? 

PUTRID (adjective)
  The adjective PUTRID has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
2. in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
3. morally corrupt or evil

  Familiarity information: PUTRID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUTRID (adjective)


Sense 1putrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or attended by putrefaction

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

putrid decomposition

Pertainym:

putrefaction (a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor)


Sense 2putrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor

Context example:

horrible like raw and putrid flesh

Similar:

rotten (having or disintegrated; usually implies foulness)


Sense 3putrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally corrupt or evil

Context example:

the putrid atmosphere of the court

Similar:

corrupt (lacking in integrity)


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