from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To undergo, or to cause necrosis; to become or to make necrotic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become necrotic.
- To cause necrosis in; render necrotic.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This means that the skin and muscles of the T-800's, unlike the human equivalents, do not wear down, degrade or necrotize over relatively short periods of time.
This cryogenic storage and the vacuum sealed room ensures that the T-800's flesh will not decay or necrotize from exposure to warm, oxygenated air that may contain pathogens.
Not to say we won't have to necrotize certain assets.
MRSA commonly colonizes in the nostrils, can cause life-threatening pneumonias, can necrotize skin and wound infections, and is a particular risk to children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.