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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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