HyperDic: sphacelate

English > 1 sense of the word sphacelate:
VERBbodysphacelate, necrose, gangrene, mortifyundergo necrosis
English > sphacelate: 1 sense > verb 1, body
MeaningUndergo necrosis.
PatternSomebody's (body part) ----s
Synonymsnecrose, gangrene, mortify
Broaderwaste, rotBecome physically weaker
Spanishgangrenarse
Catalangangrena, necrosi
Nounssphacelusthe localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
sphacelusnecrotic tissue

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