What is another word for putrefy?

554 synonyms found


[ pjˈuːtɹɪfˌa͡ɪ], [ pjˈuːtɹɪfˌa‍ɪ], [ p_j_ˈuː_t_ɹ_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ]

Synonyms for Putrefy:

How to use "Putrefy" in context?

When we envision putrefaction, what typically comes to mind are ethereal visions of rotting corpses, fetid air and sickening sights. The process of decay, though gruesome, is an essential part of nature that allows waste materials to break down into less harmful substances. In a biological context, putrefaction is the conversion of organic matter into a largelyatrophy or foul smelling substance. In the physical world, putrefaction occurs when organic materials (food, meat, fabrics, etc.) are exposed to high levels of moisture and a Temperatures over 80 degrees F (27 degrees C).

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