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English noun: gangrene

1. gangrene (state) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

Synonymsslough, sphacelus

Broader (hypernym)pathology

Narrower (hyponym)clostridial myonecrosis, cold gangrene, dry gangrene, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, mumification necrosis, mummification, progressive emphysematous necrosis

2. gangrene (phenomenon) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

Synonymsmortification, necrosis, sphacelus

Broader (hypernym)death

Narrower (hyponym)myonecrosis

English verb: gangrene

1. gangrene (body) undergo necrosis

SamplesThe tissue around the wound necrosed.

Synonymsmortify, necrose, sphacelate

Pattern of useSomebody's (body part) ----s

Broader (hypernym)rot, waste

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