Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of putrefy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To putrefy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See putrefy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It had begun to putrify, and was giving off quite an awful odor, so we left it and sat some distance away on the boulders as a fog rolled in across the bay.

    The Whore's Daughter

  • You nursed your grievances and rage and let them putrify and corrupt you like Annakin Skywalker.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • She argued that because the hot, humid weather in June 1673 would have caused corpses to putrify rapidly, embalming would have been too costly and time-consuming.

    D'Artagnan Buried in The Netherlands?

  • Alison – The smell thing can be subtle depending on how much you consume – comes from the length of time it takes meat to digest causing it to putrify in your in your system which affects your breath, sweat, bodily fluids and even skin.

    10 Even Better Reasons to go Veg. « XUP

  • When it hits a hot wok it smells rather like someone left a sardine in their tennis shoe in a locker and let it putrify all summer.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Thai Basil

  • It will not become more tender, and it will just putrify.

    Aging Meat Question

  • Block these shape shifters from entering the privacy of your home or their toxicity will permeate and putrify everything therin.

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  • They were laid in a row with their faces downwards on the altar before the idol, to whom they were presented in a kind of prayer by the priest, and, if offerings of hogs were presented at the same time, these were piled upon them, and the whole mass was left to putrify.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Whenever a camel was killed the flesh was cut into strips, and hung exposed for two days in the sun, round the camels saddles until it was sufficiently dried not to putrify; after which it was put into sacks.

    Travels in Nubia

  • They actually, unlike lions a tiger will take its prey and bury it and let it sit there for a week to putrify and go back and eat putrified meat.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2003

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