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Meaning of PUTRID

Pronunciation:  'pyootrid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  morally corrupt or evil; "the putrid atmosphere of the court"
  2. [adj]  offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"
  3. [adj]  in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; "horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or attended by putrefaction; "putrid decomposition"
  5. [adj]  having undergone infection; "festering sores"; "an infected wound"

PUTRID is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: corrupt, festering, fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, infected, malodorous, noisome, purulent, pussy, putrefied, putrified, rotten, septic, smelly, stinking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pu"trid\, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr.
puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten:
cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.]
1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; --
   said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See

2. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or
   vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.

{Putrid fever} (Med.), typhus fever; -- so called from the
   decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and
   diseased textures of the body.

{Putrid sore throat} (Med.), a gangrenous inflammation of the
   fauces and pharynx.