HyperDic: putrefaction

English > 3 senses of the word putrefaction:
NOUNstateputrefaction, rota state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
processputrefaction, decomposition, rot, rotting, breakdown(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
attributeputrefaction, corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravitymoral perversion
English > putrefaction: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor.
Synonymrot
Narrowerputrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruptionIn a state of progressive putrefaction
BroaderdecayAn inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
Spanishpodredumbre, putrefacción
Catalanputrefacció
Adjectivesputridof or relating to or attended by putrefaction
Verbsputrefybecome putrid
English > putrefaction: 3 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.
Synonymsdecomposition, rot, rotting, breakdown
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
BroaderdecayThe process of gradually becoming inferior
Spanishdescomposición, podredumbre, pudrición, pudrimiento, putrefacción
Catalandescomposició, podridura, putrefacció
Verbsputrefybecome putrid
English > putrefaction: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningMoral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral ... / moral principles.
Example "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
Synonymscorruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity
BroaderimmoralityThe quality of not being in accord / accord with standards of right or good conduct
Spanishcorrupción, degeneración, depravación
Catalancorrupció, degeneració, depravació

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