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English noun: putrefaction

1. putrefaction (state) a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor


Synonymsrot


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)corruption, putrescence, putridness, rottenness

2. putrefaction (process) (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action


Synonymsdecomposition, rot, rotting


Broader (hypernym)decay


Domain categorybiological science, biology

3. putrefaction (attribute) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles


SamplesThe luxury and corruption among the upper classes.
Moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration.
Its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity.
Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction.


Synonymscorruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity


Broader (hypernym)immorality









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