putrid

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin putridus (rotten, decayed), from pūtreō (I am rotten or putrid), from puter (rotten, decaying, putrid).

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putrid (comparative more putrid, superlative most putrid)

  1. Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh.
  3. Vile, disgusting.
  4. morally corrupt
  5. totally objectionable

Usage notesEdit

  • Nouns to which "putrid" is often applied: smell, odor, flesh, matter, meat.

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AromanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin putridus. Compare Daco-Romanian putred.

AdjectiveEdit

putrid

  1. rotten
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